Light white colors, birch plywood, lightness and severity, naturalness and availability are the main requirements of the customer. Demolition of the old five-story houses in Russia under the name “Khrushchevka” begins with the city of Moscow and further touches the entire territory of the country where they exist. But is it really necessary, remove the old to build a new one.
KDVA Architects think differently. Project NP62 is a studio apartment of 33 m2, it is an apartment with a modified layout. We made one opening in the load-bearing wall from the kitchen to the living room, all the other walls and partitions were left unchanged.
The whole apartment is divided into clear areas: sleep, rest, work, kitchen, dining area, bathroom, wardrobe and a hall with a closet in which a washing machine and a water heater hides. Two tables on a metal frame, designed for the kitchen and workplace, can be connected to one dining table and can accommodate up to 8 guests, if necessary. A cube made of plywood forms a sleeping place for two, and contains a very capacious hidden space for things.
Project name: NP62
Architect Firm: KDVA Architects
Lead Architects: Dmitry Koloskov, Daria Koloskova
Completion Year: 2018
Gross Built Area: 31 sq.m.
Project location: Nakhodka, Russia
Photos: Daria Koloskova