Family Apartment

Work scope:
90 sq.m.

Design, Supervision, Project Management, FF&E

Moscow, Russian Federation

The project embodies the ideas of a contemporary, warm, and minimalistic eco-friendly home

The apartment has good spatial characteristics — high ceilings, a large semicircular panoramic window, a city view. We enlarged the initial layout and converted it to a space where we combined four zones: the living room, the dining area with a round table sitting six people, the bar area and the kitchen.

When zoning the space, we were taking into account our clients' lifestyle, their schedule and habits: family movie nights, Saturday family dinners, fun cooking sessions.


The space also has audio zoning: children can watch cartoons on the sofa, while adults can drink wine and listen to light music in the bar area. The zoning is also supported by multiple lighting scenarios.

We wanted to add brutalist items to the clean minimalist residential "envelope". This is how objects cast in concrete were introduced into the interior — the bar island in the kitchen and sinks in the bathrooms.

Bathrooms were the continuation of the laconic minimalist design language. We used decorative warm waterproof plaster on the ceiling, walls and floor of the bathrooms. A uniform surface creates a sense of coziness.


The production of concrete objects was a complex process consisting of several stages: 3d modeling, styrofoam modeling, silicone molding. The cement mortar was poured into the mold, hardened, cleaned and polished. Before deciding on the size of the concrete island, we made a 1:1 scale model and checked the dimensions in space.

All decisions on materials, color and textures were made using samples. We showed the clients how samples of materials for the floors, walls and furniture would look in the apartment in different weather and at different times of the day.


The light and clean surfaces of the apartment are an ideal backdrop for modern art.

A two-meters high work by a young artist Dasha Trofimova, from her "Limbo" series, was placed on the wall in the living room. Dasha made compositions from objects she found in her home in Pavlodar (Kazakhstan) which she visited during the lockdown in 2020. This series of photographs is a reflection on the post-Soviet past, juxtaposing the private and the collective, the history of one family and an entire era.

"Aubergine" from the "Bagnolegumes" series by Moscow conceptualist Nikita Alekseev was placed on the wall in the kitchen area.

A graphic work by Olga Chernysheva was placed on the wall in the rear of the corridor. This artist often focuses on marginal, inconspicuous city characters, as in this work — the picture shows what at first glance seems like a child toy, but in reality turns out to be a grown man in a bear costume.