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Small Studio Apartment

Behold a spec apartment that oozes personality. Int2Architecture designed this Moscow studio for an unknown future fortunate tenant. The rich space of only 40 sq.m. never reveals its fast design and construction pace. Nor would you guess the limited budget within which it was developed.

A substantial shell envelops the cozy two-room home. The brick walls are soaked in warm dove grey while the concrete ceiling structure mimics the lighter tone of the painted timber floors. All together, they form the basis for the balanced monochromatic palette used throughout.

It is a perfect blend of old, new, fine, and unrefined. The entry sports industrial lockers opposite the only enclosed room – the bath. On one side, the reclaimed timber wrapped cube is notched to accept stainless steel appliances for food storage and clothing maintenance. Black pipe conduit is exposed on the kitchen wall, powering industrial caged light fixtures. No wall cabinets required, just two pipes hang necessities, such as coffee cups and utensils. In fact, no base cabinets are employed either, just open industrial shelves flank the stove, for storage.



For function and a wink of privacy, a low steel and timber wall shields the sleeping space and stores books. A single wall sconce highlights the bed and its repurposed wood door headboard. Two linen covered tufted wing back chairs cozy up to the telly. And a crystal laden chandelier connects the industrial steel wood topped dining table with its four mismatched chairs.




Architects: int2architecture
Photography courtesy of int2architecture

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