The flat owned by architects Vladimir Belousov and Natalyia Trofimov is located in Moscow’s Chamovniki district, in a historic 20th century building. This is the first project the two worked on together: an apartment intended for their family and a working space at the same time.
The 130 square metre dwelling consists of an enfilade of rooms and spaces cleverly obtained after demolishing the original walls. Interiors are now characterised by brightness, light tones and transparent surfaces. Aiming for a flat in which natural light plays a leading role, architects created fanlight windows allowing light to enter the corridor and bathrooms.
The fulcrum of the home is the dining area – defined by a table with chairs either belonging to the family or bought at flea markets – which can be used as a studio or as a place for leisure.
In the interiors there are bright spots enclosed by glass panels, such as the kitchen, which is separated from and connected to the rest at once: there are also open spots, such as the lounge area with bookcase and home theatre located just behind the entrance.
Rooms contain canvases and drawings from the architects’ personal art collection (including works by Sergey Zhavoronkov) and are displayed using a rail system that allows works to be easily replaced. The flat reveals design pieces – from the floor lamp by Flos to the Vitra armchair in the living room – along with vintage furnishings.
- Apartment in Moscow
- Moscow, Russia
- Private apartment
- Vladimir Belousov and Natalyia Trofimov
- 130 sqm