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  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s

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Photography: Mikhail Loskutov  
12 / 10 / 2022
Clean lines, geometric shapes and light tones are the main features of this project, inspired by the Melnikov House – an avant-garde architectural monument from the 1930s – by architect Konstantin Melnikov. 
With 70m2, the apartment is available from the main entrance that takes us to a private area where we find a bedroom with a bathroom on the right and, on the left, a common area that houses the living room, kitchen and dining room. The apartment's hallway is small; therefore, simple furniture was designed and painted in the colour of the walls so as not to attract attention. However, behind all the facades, there is a lot of hidden storage space.
The curved hallway wall gently invites you to enter the front of the apartment. The living room and kitchen are separated by a wide burgundy doorway, which gives the space some splendour, and the glazed doors add visual lightness and only separate the kitchen from the living room. The designers chose an elegant double-sided sofa for the living room and designed a long bench along the windows. The kitchen design was thought of according to the size of the room. The dining table was abandoned in favour of an island, and when crowded, it is possible to seat several people on the windowsill comfortably.

The bar cabinet with solid wood facades, perforated with small squares, painted on the inside in a delicate lemon colour, is the favourite detail of the designers responsible for the project. The cabinet doors are folded like an accordion and are installed both at the bottom and the top, a solution purposely designed to facilitate the use of the bar in a small kitchen.
One of the indisputable advantages of the apartment is the presence of many windows and low parapets, which have been made the most of. In addition to being amazing to sit on, they also have compartments for books and dedicated sockets. All slopes are finished with small square ceramic tiles, which echo the rhythm of the hexagonal windows of Casa Melnikov.

For the bedroom, functional furniture was also designed, a bed with a rectangular headboard and bedside tables whose handles also serve as book support. The bathroom door is between a row of cabinets, blending in colour with the walls.
The entire apartment was carefully designed to make the most of the space, transforming it into a highly functional place.

Design: Snezhana Tcutcaeva & Evgeniya Dubrovskaya
Styling: Yea We May 
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
  • A minimalist home, inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the 1930s
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