The apartment is located in the center of Moscow not far from the Tretyakov Gallery.
The main idea of the project was to preserve the original space with three large windows and access to the patio. For natural lighting in the bedrooms and a small mezzanine with an extra bed, a «secondary lighting» through glass partitions is used. The office is separated from the living room by a bookcase, the back wall of which is used as an exhibition stand.
With the help of these solutions it was possible to place seven illuminated functional areas (3 bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, an office, a bed on the mezzanine) with only three windows.
The walls of the bedrooms are additionally soundproofed, double glazing with drop-down thresholds under the door is used in the partitions, interior doors are of increased thickness (60mm). In addition, to ensure the correct microclimate in the apartment a ventilation system with humidification is installed throughout the apartment.
The interior is designed in a minimalist aesthetic: a neutral background (white walls, warm wooden floors) with accents on art from the client’s collection and furniture.
Photography courtesy of INT2 architecture