The art of intrigue

apartment of 220 m2 in "Scarlet Sails" (Moscow), Boris Uborevich-Borovsky, Alexander Fedorov

Passing the gallery

A photo: Kirill Ovchinnikov

Interview prepared: Nikolay Fedyanin

Stylist: Nina Mahmurova

Architect: Boris Uborevich-Borovsky, Alexandra Fedorova

Magazine: N (87) 2004

For the architect Boris Uborevich-Borovsky, each apartment is a certain concept. In an interview with the magazine SALON, the head of the UB-design studio reflects on how a modern person eats and whether he can do without TVSALON: Boris, you have several levels in your living room, the impression is that the space is jumping up and down. What is the meaning of this technique? The idea of ​​the project is a game of contrasts. The same room can be an amphitheater overlooking the city, or maybe a closed space ... - In our interiors we rarely did several levels, because we understood that a person would forever stumble over the steps and scold the architect for being too fancy. But in this apartment the creation of platforms seems to me completely justified. In the living room appeared several points from which you can watch the city.S: In this apartment we counted four plasma panels. So in the living room, right in the middle of the room, there is a home cinema, which seems to compete with the view from the window ... - Recently, customers are paying more and more attention to the "teleification" of apartments, and this is not accidental. Now we need to constantly be in the flow of information, to be able to scoop it anywhere in the apartment. After all, our customers do not receive money by inheritance, they earn it themselves and therefore should always know what is happening in the state and in the world. Home cinema, on the other hand, is fun. In the bedroom in general, it is impossible without plasma - not for information, but just for fun. By the way, there is also a small plasma in the kitchen, because when a person has breakfast, he also needs to receive information.S: The living room in this apartment was created in the Japanese style, only there in the center of the square of seating places is the hearth, and your center is taken aside and became a plasma panel. It turns out that the TV has become more important than food? - Now in Europe, and indeed in the world, there is a noticeable tendency not to eat at home. It is our custom to lay huge tables with everything-everything-everything. In Europe, it is customary to dine in a restaurant, and at home there are desserts, fruits. This approach is close to our customer, so the kitchen is in a subordinate position.S: In this interior, the bathroom is separated from the hall by glass. This is a rather bold, even dangerous reception ... - On the one hand, it seems to be dangerous, but on the other hand, the glass is frosted, so that nothing is visible. Of course, the ideal replacement for walls would be glass that can become transparent from frosted. Through such transitions from open space to closed, you can create interesting effects. When a person enters the hallway, he immediately finds himself in a certain intrigue: he hears a splash of water, sees the light that flows from the bedroom, he becomes a participant in the action that takes place in the apartment.Boris Uborevich-Borovsky: "One of the minimalist dangers around the specific point, which offers a panoramic view, we have created several spaces with different character. Is that by removing unnecessary details, the architect can make the interior, which will leave you indifferent. We created due to different levels the interior of some intrigue. "