Igor Martin and Olga Novikova of Marin Architects completed this stunning apartment for a young family located in one of the oldest streets of Kiev, Ukraine. Organized in a classic way, the space looks cozy and domesticated, thanks to the finishing materials and common decorative elements.
The main task of the authors was to divide each zone in order to optimize space, but at the same time preserve architectural integrity. The organization of the living space was realized, as Olga says, “in a classic way”: a spacious living room was combined with a dining room, which in turn leads to the kitchen-niche, and a long corridor escorts to individual rooms-the parent bedroom and the children’s room. It is thanks to the integrity, which was achieved due to the finishing materials and common decorative elements, the space looks cozy and domesticated. In creative search of unusual, but stylish ideas, designers did the impossible: what was always white, was made black and vice versa. Just pay your attention to the floors and ceiling: breaking the stereotypes, the architects did what seemed to be no place to be in the apartment with the children. Glossy, blacker than the night ceiling and the filling floor, resembling a glaze, effectively contrast with the textured brickwork. – from the architects
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