Expressive Minimalism

Expressive Minimalism

Architect
MNdesign
Location
Moscow, Russia | View Map
Project Year
2018
Category
Apartments
Sergey Krasyuk
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Lamp above the barQuasar
Cosmos
Bathroom FurnitureDuravit
Washbasin Arbi Arredobagno
FlooringArchskin
LampsArtemide
Faucets and ShowerAxor

Product Spec Sheet
Lamp above the bar
Cosmos by Quasar
Bathroom Furniture
by Duravit
Washbasin
Flooring
Lamps
Faucets and Shower
by Axor

Expressive Minimalism

MNdesign as Architects

Expressive minimalism—that’s how we can define a style of 125-meter apartment project in residential complex on Kastanaevskaya Street, Moscow. This project was executed for our established clients, the family of four people.

 

photo_credit Sergey Krasyuk
Sergey Krasyuk
photo_credit Sergey Krasyuk
Sergey Krasyuk

We divided the apartment into two zones located in different parts of the apartment: parents’ area and children’s area. Parents’ area is completely “independent”—besides bedroom, it contains its own bathroom and dressing room. These two “wings” join in the center of the apartment—a large space of kitchen and living room, including curious round bay balcony. Dining table was unnecessary in this project, so it was replaced with transforming coffee table and a large bar counter which became a focal point in the center of the living room. We insulated a round balcony from cold and made there a chill out area with a couch along the perimeter. Later, a compact bio fireplace is expected to be placed in the center of this area.

photo_credit Sergey Krasyuk
Sergey Krasyuk
photo_credit Sergey Krasyuk
Sergey Krasyuk

We defined aesthetic concept of the project as expressive minimalism.  Design is typical of modern style—minimalism, contemporary—but at the same time is not featureless, but full of impressive and dynamic details. They include expressive materials moving in bulks on different surfaces, and complex architectonics of original furniture elements made according to our design, and rhythmic graphics of tile layout in bathrooms and of furniture panels.

photo_credit Sergey Krasyuk
Sergey Krasyuk
photo_credit Sergey Krasyuk
Sergey Krasyuk

The apartment expected to be light but at the same time attractive and contrasting. Expressive materials—teak veneer and stone veneer, black glass, ceramic granite imitating natural stone, decorative plaster having an unobtrusive texture—stand out against a light neutral background. All this creates bright, warm and quite contrasting palette.

photo_credit Sergey Krasyuk
Sergey Krasyuk
photo_credit Sergey Krasyuk
Sergey Krasyuk
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