Apartments up to 45 sq.m.

Interior features of studio apartments: insulated balcony, bed on the catwalk, Scandinavian style

Scandinavian style read by the studioINT2architecture is a project filled with light, air and bright spring shades, in which you will never get bored.This time for the project of the week, we chose a light and bright apartment in the Scandinavian style from the INT2architecture studio. The beauty of this object is undeniable, but there are many nuances in it that are imperceptible at first glance. INT2architecture studio is a young, active, multidisciplinary team of architects, designers, artists, photographers and philosophers, which has been active since 2008. The main specialization of INT2architecture studio is the design of private country houses, design of private and public interiors, landscape and industrial design. Alexander Malinin, architect, graduated from the Volgograd State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Department of Residential and Public Buildings) in 2005. Participated in workshops in Europe and Russia. Co-founder of INT2architecture, Lead Architect and Project Designer. Anastasia Sheveleva, architect, graduated from the Volgograd State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Department of Residential and Public Buildings) in 2009. A little later, in 2012, she graduated from the postgraduate educational program of the Strelka Institute of Media, Architecture and Design (Citizens As Customers studio). Participated in summer schools and workshops in the Netherlands, Austria, Japan, Russia. Co-founder of INT2architecture, Lead Architect and Project Designer. - Tell us about the customer of this project. - The customer of the project is a young unmarried girl, a financier. She loves to travel very much. - Where is this apartment? - Apartment with an area of ​​45 sq. m is located in a new house in Khimki. Inside, interior partitions, windows and radiators have already been installed, an electrician has been divorced. - Will there be any redevelopment? - The project involves a complete redevelopment of the apartment with the demolition of interior partitions (except for the bathroom). Windows and radiators remain. - What were the customer's requirements?- The main task was to create a beautiful and functional interior, taking into account the minimum area of ​​the apartment and the low cost of the project. Functionally, in a small apartment it was required to place a bedroom with a small wardrobe, a living area with a folding sofa, an armchair and a coffee table, a kitchen with a bar counter, and a wardrobe for outerwear in the hallway. They also needed to find additional storage space. Alexander Malinin, architect:“With the help of rational redevelopment, it was possible to functionally divide the space of a one-room apartment into a living room, a sleeping area and a kitchen, and at the same time to visually unite it. One of the main problems of small apartments - the lack of storage space - was solved with the help of "thickened" new partitions, which were turned into wardrobes (meaning a built-in wardrobe in the hallway and a small wardrobe on the side of the sleeping area). In addition, the bed in the bedroom is raised to the podium in order, on the one hand, to visually separate the living room and bedroom areas, and on the other, to get additional storage space for such bulky items as blankets, pillows, bed linen, etc. On the balcony, the seating is made of repainted army boxes, which can also be used for storage. " - How did you work with the color scheme?- The whole interior is done in soft light colors. The color scheme is based on a combination of white background and color accents: coral - in the bedroom, emerald - in the kitchen, yellow - in the bathroom, blue - on the balcony. - Which floor, wall and ceiling coverings are selected andwhy? - A laminate with a light wood texture was taken to cover the floor of the apartment. A black honeycomb mosaic is used on the floor of the bathroom - hexagon with a chip size of 5x5 cm. The walls are supposed to be painted white, some walls are decoratively processed like brick. Apron in the kitchen - ceramic tiles with print (20x20 cm). Also, part of the partition by the bar was painted with a special paint for blackboards, thanks to which a hard matte slate coating appeared for writing with chalk. The red brick wall on the balcony is painted white so that the blue window frames installed by the developer blend harmoniously with the interior. In the bathroom, one of the walls is covered with a black honeycomb mosaic from the floor, on the others there are used white Kerama Marazzi tiles measuring 10 × 10 cm with partial printing of Scrubble letters, as well as painting with moisture-resistant paint in white and dark gray. The bathroom screen is made of ceramic tiles imitating vintage wood. Anastasia Sheveleva, architect:“The apartment is located in a round house, so the walls run along a radius, slightly tapering from the outer wall to the entrance. This was not a problem. Where built-in furniture is placed, finishers will display angles at 90 degrees. The indirect angle does not interfere with anything else. " - What furniture and light did you choose for interior decoration and why? - Furniture at the request of the customer is selected mainly in IKEA. Some items (podium, bar counter, built-in wardrobe in the hallway) will be made in the workshop. The builders will make a rack on the balcony from black-painted water pipes and wooden furniture boards for the shelves. The army boxes on which they will sit will be made according to sketches, painted in the desired color and marked with a stencil. Due to the small height of the room, it was decided not to lower the ceiling, but to use overhead lamps and soffits purchased from IKEA and CenterSvete for lighting, as well as pendant lamps from Muuto and homemade lamps from cans on the balcony. The ceiling is lowered only in the hallway and bathroom, where built-in lighting is used.

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