Light and airy following a complete overhaul. The bathrooms feature Axor and Hansgrohe
Following modernisation work, a residential house in Moscow, which was constructed in the nineties, has taken on a completely new style: open-plan, bright and spacious. The previously compartmentalised structure has been replaced by open-plan layouts, with a living space for a family of four. The parents' sleeping area is merged with the bathroom, where cosy home comforts are provided by Axor. Products from the Schiltach brand also contribute to the elegant redesign of House N in other places.
The renovation was undertaken by 4a Architekten (Stuttgart and Moscow). The planners opened up the house at multiple points, placing a glazed structural shell in front of it. This multifaceted shell shapes the look of the house and creates a new entrance scenario: access to the house is via a ramp, into a conservatory with dining area or by passing through the glass porch directly into the living area. Now that the non-load-bearing walls have been removed, the seating area and fireplace, open-plan kitchen and dining area all blend into one other. The cosy centre of the house spans two floors and a spiral staircase leads to the bedrooms and bathrooms. The basement contains the sauna and other rooms.
Beneath the roof, featuring various dormers, the architects have created a spacious area for sleeping and a master bathroom. One floor above is the children's hideaway. In the open-plan bathroom/living space, a free-standing Axor Massaud bath tub is extremely inviting for relaxation – with enough space for two. In the separate bathroom, an Axor Starck single lever mixer has been skilfully combined with an Axor Massaud wash basin. Purist architecture, aided by white plastered walls and glass doors, meets the aesthetics of minimalism: for example, bathroom mixers for the bath tub and wash basins from the Axor Starck collection and overhead showers from the Hansgrohe Raindance range. As well as plenty of home comforts, the tranquil atmosphere of House N's interior design provides the perfect setting for the owners' numerous objets d'art.
Location: Moscow (Russia)
Architect: 4a Architekten (Stuttgart/Moscow)
Products: Axor Massaud, Axor Starck, Hansgrohe Raindance
Photos: Dmitry Chebanenko