Life in Yellow | SLY Apartment Interior Design by Archiplastica
SLY Apartment 35m2 Interior Design
Ukrainian design studio Archiplastica developed interior design called SLY Apartment. With an area of 35 square meter loft-growing full arsenal: bright furniture, wall stencils, pallets, concrete walls, wooden items. A reportage to designers of Archiplastica and gathered some information about the project.
Who designed the project and what the state of the workspace?
Archiplastica: The project was made for our friend – a young engineer Artem Sly. He inherited one-bedroom apartment near the metro Lukyanivska. The room was in a horrible state. Apartment renovated ancient and “Soviet” design for many years leased to students, artists, and therefore receive the appropriate shape.
Based on the plan diagram presented on the site, there was a minor change. How has it changed what you serve?
Archiplastica: Initially, the already small space (35 m2) was divided into separate rooms. Because of this, at a height of 2.5 meters felt a kind of “limitation” and tightness of. To solve this problem, we got rid of the partitions. One of the primary demands of the customer – the creation of a separate sleeping area and a full closet. We went through more than 10 possible option plan. One of the decisions was justified bed occupancy in the territory of the kitchen, and the kitchen countertop to the living room to take out. But because of the difficulties with the conveyance of communications and customer reluctance to use sololift (Sololift – sewage pumping plants, which are utilized in the reconstruction and restoration of old buildings, private homes, apartments, as well as redevelopment – approx. Edition) this idea disappeared into the thick layers of the atmosphere.
One of the walls remained in loftovski “naked.” How to behave in such walls in operation? Emanates from them cool or have some special mechanism that controls the internal temperature?
Archiplastica: by construction of houses of the Soviet period, the entire monolithic structure is inside the building and protected from the cold exterior walls, and thus penetrate the cold simply nowhere. Since the building was constructed of precast concrete slabs in the Khrushchev era, of a beautiful concrete wall there could be no. So we decided to put formwork and pour new concrete that is consistent with our philosophy of “everything must be present.” Ceilings have remained virtually intact. We only just-brushed concrete slab, covered with matte varnish and provided general review all textural defects. With regard to solid walls, if it fits into the concept developed, we try to leave them open. Unfortunately the quality of the concrete is poured from developers in Ukraine leaves much to be desired. For this reason, often tint, lubricate and overwrite the new wall to give it a refined look, but the result is always justified itself.
On the walls are many b / w stencil. As picked up and lined up a picture? Who is the author here?
Archiplastica: The kitchen and the living room were used stencils Banksy, which is somewhat similar in tone with the landlord.
A central place occupies a wooden block. This is a common zoning partition or laid back here any additional features?
Archiplastica: Wooden cube performs a rather significant role in the organization of space. Firstly, it takes a fairly spacious bathroom. Secondly, the storage system integrates with the kitchen, the wall serves as a support for the TV and conceals all wiring and communication. And third, is the visual center, uniting all the space around them, gradually reveal a hallway with cloakroom, living room and kitchen area.
How to solve the problem of old pipes, wiring, sewage and other equipment of a rare old building?
Archiplastica: The main problem in the apartment – concrete slab perimeter walls, as well as between the kitchen and living room. We decided to hide them behind plasterboard boxes with illumination. It helped eliminate the central chandelier and embed technical light in the kitchen area. Thus it was possible to highlight the concrete ceiling and simultaneously create an imaginary feeling his absence.
Project website here.