The apartment in Stalin's building, built in 1956, attracted future owners with its location, thick walls and high ceilings. In addition, as the guys say, this house was built for bank workers. The landlords invited designers Nikita and Natalya Petrova from the cabbage soup studio to work on the project.
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Eugene and his wife Anna have been living in this house for almost 15 years. Previously, it was the apartment of Eugene's parents, and it is assumed that they will return here this year. It was the parents who asked to leave a crystal chandelier there - as a result, they began to adjust the rest of the interior to it. Since the apartment is located on the first floor of a panel house, they did not change the layout, only slightly moved the entrance to the bedroom, reinforcing the wall with metal frames.
An apartment in a new typical house in the south of St. Petersburg has not yet been completely settled. It has recently been renovated, and the landlady (Maria Machevariani, graduate student of the Mining University, mineralogist, engaged in gemology, interior design and linguistics) is planning to move in with her young man in late March, coinciding with her 25th birthday.
Photos and text OLYA EIHENBAUM After graduating from MARCHI, the architect Tamara decided to continue her studies at the Strelka Institute, and her graduation work was devoted to the Russian avant-garde - a direction that greatly influenced Tamara’s personal preferences for her geometry, conciseness and functionality.
Project manager Nika moved into a small two-room apartment on Sablinskaya Street at the end of last year. Previous owners sheathed the room with wood, which made it look like a Russian hut. At the initiative of the new mistress, the rooms were freed from oak and pine: the living area increased from 35 square meters to 38, and the repair team had to make changes to the work plan.
Photos: Dima Tsyrenshchikov IT-specialist Eugene moved into his own apartment on the Petrograd side near the Lazarevsky bridge in April. He managed to acquire housing in a new building several years after moving to St. Petersburg. At the time of putting the house in the room there was not even a screed; repairs had to be done from scratch.
Innokenty, Klavdiya and their daughter Masha moved to an apartment on Shevchenko Boulevard at the end of last year. Before that, they made repairs here, having slightly changed the layout: they removed the extra partitions and thus increased the space. Design was done by Elena Dobrovolskaya from Dream Design studio. The main task was to create a space that is equally comfortable for parents who spend most of their time abroad, and for Masha.
Photos of Dima Tsyrenshchikov Anton, Larisa and their three-year-old child moved to a spacious apartment on Krestovsky Island at the beginning of the year: it is larger than the previous in size and conveniently located in terms of infrastructure. The room was empty for ten years, so the repair of the new owners took seven months.
Photos and text Vika Bogorodskaya Apartment on Molodezhnaya attracted the hostess Marina because of the convenient location and pleasant view from the window. Before the renovation, it looked completely different: the kitchen was in the bedroom, the bathroom was in the hallway, the whole house had three loggias, and the living space was approximately 25 square meters less than what happened after the redevelopment.
Photos and text Vika Bogorodskaya Apartment on the Arbat, located in the apartment building of the 14th year, the architect Nata found after a long search. She was interested in the unusual layout and was attracted by four-meter ceilings and very high windows by Moscow standards. Until the 80s, this room was a separate room with a stove in a large apartment, which occupied almost the entire first floor of the house.
Photos by Dima Tsyrenshchikov Spouse Alex and Vera purchased spacious housing in a new building on Victory Park about a year ago. They left their previous apartment to grown children, and they live in a new one themselves and often make friends. Repair lasted a little over a year. The interior designers turned to designers Ivan Girvits and Denis Vasilov (hairdressing salons Сhop-Chop and Birdie in St. Petersburg).
Photos of Dima Tsyrenshchikov Andrey, Anastasia and their two children moved into a new apartment in the Scandinavia residential complex on the Enlightenment a month ago, shortly after the house surrendered. Previously, they lived in the same residential complex, but their apartment became cramped for a family with two children. Repair did a little more than six months. For visualization of ideas turned to the company Projectorstudio.
Photos and text Anya Garienchik Nina bought a one-room apartment on the Teremki in the Liko-Grad residential complex last year. The new housing corresponded to the main wishes - the right bank, a new building, close to work and the home of elderly parents who need care. Initially, the apartment had nothing but bare walls and screeds on the floor.
Photos of Ya Ya Vogelhardt The apartment in Khrushchev on International, where Anna moved only six months ago, belonged to her grandfather. The room was divided into two tiny rooms with numerous ceilings and narrow aisles. A complete redevelopment and repair in a fairly intensive mode was done half a year.
Photos and text Vika Bogorodskaya Elena and Victor lived abroad for a long time, so upon arrival in Moscow they knew what kind of interior they want to see in their future apartment. They planned to create a minimalistic space with white walls and an abundance of light and air. To do this, I had to redevelop and use the small area of the apartment as efficiently as possible to get three isolated rooms.
Laconic and bright apartment-workshop with budget repairs CITY OF Moscow OWNER Tamara METRAGE 50 m² FLOOR 7th CEILING 3.2 m² ROOMS 1 After the end of the MARCH, the architect Tamara decided to continue her studies at the Strelka Institute, and her graduation work was dedicated to the Russian avant-garde - a direction that greatly influenced Tamara’s personal preferences for its geometricity, conciseness, and functionality.
Photos by Dima Tsyrenshchikov Architect Eugene bought his first apartment two years ago. The studio in the new building on Komendantsky Prospekt was sold without decoration, therefore, builders were invited for the first draft stage. Eugene did the rest himself. He decided to turn a standard apartment into a space resembling a loft: he demolished all the partitions, chose elements of the interior in an industrial style, unevenly covered the walls with stucco.
Photos and text Vika Bogorodskaya Alexandra moved to Moscow almost twenty years ago and received a degree in engineering - this helped her begin her journey in interior design. Now she works in a large architectural company and periodically carries out private orders. The landlady and her husband moved to the apartment on Mozhayskoye Shosse last year, and it was this place that became Alexandra's main project.
Photos and text Anya Garienchik Ira moved to a new apartment in the Chaika residential complex on the eve of 2012. The place attracted by clean air and a view of the forest - the house is located outside the city. Repair lasted a year and a half. The first thing the apartment did was redevelopment - they combined the kitchen and living room, expanded the bathroom, and prepared places for cupboards.
Photos and text by Vika Bogorodskaya The owner of the apartment, Andrei, did not have a clear idea of what his housing should be like. In creating the interior design, he was assisted by specialists from the Arkh.Predmet studio. The landlord is a lawyer and a member of an English hunting club, which is reflected in the interior.
Photos and text Vika Bogorodskaya Having lived several years in a rented apartment, Harry and Mary ventured to carry out a full renovation and turn it into a studio house. The interior was pleasantly marginal, eclectic, in its own way bourgeois and at the same time absolutely integral. The owners were inspired by socialist realism and Soviet apartments, as well as advanced design ideas.