Apartment as an investment

The team of the architectural bureau DDD Architects, founded by Danila Tsarkov, Daniil Gaidukevich, and Daria Semenova, designed a 62 sq. meter apartment. “This is an investment project designed for a large audience of buyers,” the architects say. “The proposal came from the studio, and for the customer, it was a risk, since investment projects are characterized by a more mass-produced product, rather with an eclectic rather than a minimalist design.”

The apartment in the residential complex Match Point was an empty concrete box. “The main advantage was its angular location,” the authors of the project say. – This made it clear in advance – there will be a large bright kitchen-living room, which eventually became the main area of the apartment. It is located in the corner of the building, which gives a lot of natural light. The kitchen island, combined with the dining table, well zones the space. In the kitchen, we decided to abandon the hanging cabinets above the countertop and moved the storage to the island part – it is more convenient to use and makes the space visually lighter. The hob with a built-in extractor hood deserves special attention – this also allowed us to lighten the silhouette of the kitchen.

We are very fond of natural materials: natural stone – travertine – was used as a finish in wet areas. The floor in the living room and bedroom is made of noble solid oak. On the walls – high-quality water-repellent milky paint. The furniture is made of veneered and enameled MDF, and we selected sanitary ware from light polished steel. Mostly used calm pastel colors. The accent color was gray in the upholstery of upholstered furniture and on the curtains – it harmoniously combines with travertine and natural wood.

All cabinet furniture is made according to our own drawings – this makes the project unique. We consider the most memorable product to be the kitchen island, which consists of two squares: a table and a bar part. The simple geometry of the built-in elements is supported by minimalist forms in furniture, decor items, and lighting. For this project, we chose Archipelago chairs, and the stool in the bedroom is BoConcept. The whole world is Centrsvet. Plumbing Omnires. Glass partitions in the wardrobe – Raumplus. Among the interesting technological solutions are hidden shadow profiles for the plasterboard ceiling and the same hidden system for the skirting board, as well as concealed doors up to the ceiling, one of which is lined with oak veneer. All ventilation is ducted and hidden from view.

The complexity of the work was to make a universal and at the same time unique apartment that would suit a common client, but at the same time be in demand on the market. The practice has shown that people are increasingly liking the minimalist design, and our work has created great competition in the general background of real estate sales. The most pleasant thing about this project is that we managed to realize it completely: from the very idea to showing it to potential clients. We used interesting solutions, natural materials, and good furniture, of which we are not ashamed. Everything was brought to implementation, as it was in the project. Without changes”.

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