INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN AWARDS 2023
Residential Interior Design Built
Architect / Designer: IQOSA
Dmitry Babanin, Aleksandra Maklyakova, Nikita Ryazhko, Boiko Valeriа, Vladislav Matsiura, Vladimir Fil, Alina Pichugina, Sviatoslav Maksiuk
Copyright: Design: IQOSA; Photography: Andrew Shurpenkov
With each level functioning as a private, social, and working zone, we designed the apartment to support our client’s active lifestyle fully. Not only did we combine the atmosphere of a private house with the look of the modern apartment, but also found a balanced solution of unique, classical, and contemporary.
Our main challenge was to fit that all into the apartment’s unusual geometry. It influenced the arrangement of the rooms, and we did our best to design each floor just as our clients wanted.
We placed modern furniture against walls with classical moldings and mixed marble with trendy brass, which harmoniously united different styles.
We opted for textured and 3D panels to draw attention to the planning and add volume.
We zoned each floor with walls only in private areas and left social zones mostly open space to ensure the welcoming feel.
Built-in storages, hidden AC and heating utilities, and a bespoke built-in closet and shoe niche in the entrance hall are just a few examples of how we made the design functional.
The classical-contemporary duo is most visible in the bedroom, where we used classical wall decor elements and modern furniture. We also came up with different layering textures of wall decor and adding color accents to reimagine the standards.
Our staircases are prime examples of how an architectural element can be functional and aesthetical. We chose two different designs and various materials to make the style transition between the floors smooth and keep the decoration minimal.
Natural materials, smart control for utilities like electricity and water, evergreen plants on the terrace, and custom furniture.
IQOSA, a Kyiv-based design studio from Ukraine, considers the interior as an essential element of personal style and taste. This three-level penthouse is an example of how a dwelling can reflect them.
During this project, we were guided by the idea of finding a visual balance between unexpected, unusual, and classical in terms of forms, materials, and textures. Our task, however, was to make this balance fit the clients’ lifestyle and requirements for the contemporary home, which in the current situation happens to be everything at once: a temple, an office, a party space, and a guest hall.