Quantity of rooms: 8
Metric area: 348 m²
Ceiling height: 4.4 m
Quantity of levels: 4
In the height of the globe financial crisis of 2008 — a difficult time for architects— Peter Kostyolov received an unhoped-for mail with two orders. 1 in a tight lodging of China Town, the other – in a double-level apartment, 250 m² in location. Truth is, the former was sold soon after a slight refurbishment: the new owner hid the carefully restored brick masonry under a layer of artificial brickwork with plastic and installed a shower cabin with hydro-massage rather of sanitary porcelain by Duravit (“1930” line).
Yet, the architect’s injured feelings have been completely healed by the second project. The space was truly breathtaking: 250 m², two levels, 9-meter-high ceilings in some parts of the flat – all that gave space for implementing Peter’s preferred components – mezzanines. On top of that, the clients, a family with two children, gave him a blank verify. The only condition was warm color range.
The entire approach took as extended as two years, which was sufficient for the preset context to alter: now the hosts got another two babies. This truth undoubtedly affected the original architectural and functional plans.
The project was distinctive for numerous causes, which made it feasible to turn the lodging into a home in the house. Thanks to the wonderful ceiling height, two levels were supplemented with one more a single, which added about 80 bonus square meters to the living space.
1 — Kitchen
2 — Dining space
3 — WC
4,5 — Stroll-in closets
6 — Corridor
Metric region: 68.26 m²
The first level contains a kitchen, dining space, two stroll-in closets and bathroom. With the exception of beds and sofas, the complete furniture of this apartment was custom-produced from the architect’s drawings.
Downlights and suspended lamps — Traddel.
Tile — Arkadia (Eco Ceramica), Nuovi Colori line, colors: Grigio Chiaro, Marron Druciato.
7,8,9 — Kids’ rooms
10 — Lounge with fireplace
11 — Billiard area
12 — Library
13 — WC
14 — Kids’ bathroom
15 — Boxroom
16 — Laundry
17 — Corridor
18 — WC
19 — Bathroom
Metric region: 189.14 m²
Initially the second level represented a higher-ceilinged space, 60 m² in location. Now it is vertically divided into two parts. The reduce one particular involves a lounge with a billiard-table, bar and fireplace.
Lamps — Diesel with Foscarini.
Tile — Refin Ceramiche, Concentrate line, Verde colour. Arm-chairs — Ulivi. Floor lamp — Diesel with Foscarini.
A block of 3 kids’ rooms is also higher-ceilinged. After getting divided into two levels, each and every of the rooms in the block got 30 bonus square meters.
Suspended lamp — Diesel with Foscarini.
Corkwood is the dominant finishing material employed in the apartment.
The appropriate side of the flat is set aside as a residence library, also supplemented with a bonus level.
20 — Study
21 — Parents’ bedroom
22 — Corridor
23 — Adults’ bedroom
24 — Closet
Metric region: 53.97 m²
A bedroom and a study are positioned on the overbuilt level.
In his strategy the architect produced provisions for two offsets in the lift slab amongst the upper levels. A single was set aside for stairs, the other forms a peculiar wellhole. In this fashion Peter was in a position to connect the two levels, balance the lighting and separate the study and the bedroom with glass partitions.