Located within a housing complex in downtown Kiev, the creation a ‘small economy’ using an open-plan arrangement. The personality, way of living, and needs of the clients, were the main parameters of the project. The residents’ love of the outdoors determined material selections: architects used natural, neutral, comfortable and practical finishes. When thinking of a typical loft, probably rather a cold and enough dark atmosphere comes to mind. But in this case YoDezeen have managed to create a rather warm atmosphere in terms of industrial-like space: exposed concrete surface on the ceiling, natural wood as one of basic finishing materials, functional furniture upholstered in raw leather, exposed wiring on the ceiling and track lighting. Our client’s addiction to rare cactuses that grow in Southern and Northern Americas has influenced the whole project. Thin high cactuses have been applied as the main decorative accent and placed behind a glass partition that separates the open-space area including kitchen, dining and living zones from the bedroom. This rare plants are illuminated with spot lights built in the floor. In fact, architects used a typical for desert color palette widely using different sandy colors to add some desert feeling to the space.