Russian firm Studio Bazi has recently refurbished a 33 sqm flat located in a historic house in the center of Moscow to fit the needs of its new owner. Precisely organized blocks, including a kitchen and laundry, bookshelf, pull out wardrobe and storage, have been slotted into this apartment conceived for a single man.
The bookshelf is designed along the entire wall in a space between the kitchen block and the windows. In order to leave the window free of any obstacle for opening, a deepening was made in the structure of the bookshelf at the intersection of the wall and the window. Thus, there is a place for hanging chairs for guests. Stainless steel legs are embedded in the structure of bookshelf to endure loads of its weight and books, as original walls had become old and tired and may not withstand loads.
The oak block contains a kitchen, hidden behind folding doors with plenty of storage for all client needs including a vegetable unit with ventilation, plate holder, pullout table and refrigrator.next to the kitchen block a wardrobe with washing machine, cleaning and laundry accessories are placed. A curtain embedded in this block separates the bedroom and bathroom from the living zone making them more cozy and private.
Using product design knowledge, each element of the kitchen has been designed, prototyped and built. A round window in the small bathroom gives a view of the street making it more open. Next to the shower room, a white painted block containing pullout wardrobe integrated under the stair. Most of the furniture used in this flat has been designed in 1930’s.
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