apartment in St. Petersburg area of 295 m2Passing the gallery
A photo: Peter Lebedev
Text: Kira Khmelnitsky
Project author: Alexey Ustinov, Andrew Chesnovitsky
Magazine: (173) 2012
It is difficult to imagine a better location for an apartment in St. Petersburg. Especially when it comes to the penthouse with panoramic windows. Apartment on the upper floors of a new house, the interior of which was designed by architects
The central task facing the authors of the project was to reasonably organize the penthouse space. The apartment with an area of 295 square meters, in terms of the letter "P", the architects divided into two zones - an adult and a nursery. In the part that overlooks the Neva, the architects placed public rooms - children's and adult living rooms and a kitchen combined with a dining room. In the wings, the architects arranged bedrooms and utility rooms: they assigned the right side to their parents and the left side to the children.
The space of the penthouse is organized as efficiently as possible. Even the extended corridors uniting both wings and the central part were used to house the cabinets. Instead of a single corridor, we got a system of mini-halls united in a suite. The hall system according to the authors is a thread that binds together all the rooms of the penthouse. Therefore, the architects decided to compositionally highlight its dark colors and bright accents. In the bedrooms, and especially in the living rooms, they used neutral tones and simple decor. “Having such a stunning view of the Neva in the room, it would be at least unwise to try to compete with it. Therefore, in the living rooms facing the river, we did not distract attention from the panoramic windows. The main emphasis was placed on simple forms and high-quality materials such as wood, metal, glass, natural stone, ”notes
Оформленandе спален and детскandх комнат еще лаконandчнее. «Традandцandонно мы делаем акцент на помещенandях общественной зоны квартandры - гостandных, столовых, - говорandт архandтектор. - В прandватных же помещенandях, напрandмер в спальнях, мы создаем лandшь основу, а каждый andз членов семьand может персоналandзandровать ее по своему усмотренandю. Для нас важно, чтобы обandтателand квартandры самand обжandвалand ее, наполняя темand предметамand and декоратandвнымand элементамand, которые онand самand выбandрают».