DESCRIPTION: This apartment suitable for a young couple in a new housing development is situated not far from St-Petersburg. The main goal of the project was to create a big well lighted open space living room with singularized functional zones and separated bedroom.
This “box” is used as a dining zone with a wide window overlooking a forest. “The box” allowed us to widen the existing window in order to bring more light into the whole common space. The only window was a pre-existing condition and obviously was not enough for a such a big room.
Lastly, the third functional zone singularized from the common space is the kitchen. Even though it is a very technological zone it does not look foreign in the living room thanks to the minimalistic design.
The Interior color scheme is based on the nuance palette with small bright accents here and there. White walls and neutral floors are the background and pastel colors – coral, gentle blue, pearl gray – create an atmosphere of warmth and coziness.
By mixing old with absolutely new, by blending modern century furniture with the typical minimalist one we tried to create a balance of functionality and artwork perception of the space, and to get an expressive, stylish and unique interior with an authentic atmosphere as a result.
STUDIO DESCRIPTION: INT2architecture is a young active multi-disciplinary team of architects, designers, artists, photographers and philosophers based in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Founded by Alexander Malinin & Anastasia Sheveleva.
The name of the studio is a merger of two words: INTuition + INTellect because we believe that answers to many questions lay in between rational and irrational cognition. The main line of work – private housing design, interior design of private and public spaces, landscape and industrial design, urbanism.
Anastasia Sheveleva graduated from Volgograd State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering in 2009 and post-graduate program at The Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in 2012 (studio “Citizens As Customers”). Co-founder, principal architect and designer at INT2architecture.