Studio Bazi has recently refurbished a 35 smq apartment in Moscow in order to create a comfortable open space plan with enough area for storage with access to natural light. To achieve this, Alireza Nemati — founder of the studio and owner of the micro apartment — has conceived a raised wooden volume that contains the sleeping quarters, but also creates disguised storage space, adjacent to the kitchen and living area.
“The wooden sleep box with storage system provides a level of privacy, separating the sleeping quarters in a raised corner of the apartment,” said Nemati. “From the inside of the sleep box, there is a good view of the whole flat and to the windows, which makes it a very cosy place.”
The staircase leading up to the sleep box, lets a person stand comfortably on it, and also can be used as storage. Under the sleep box, there are three sliding shelves for large appliances. The furniture system incorporates a dresser, drawer and wardrobe. Shelves on top of wardrobe at the entrance, connect to the sleep box which create a mini storage for inside of the box.
A curtain separates the sleeping unit , kitchen and living zone from entrance, which can be pushed back when it’s needed. Living and dining zones are quite flexible, by moving sofa and extending dining table, it easily become a comfortable space for 10 guests.
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