Multi-Level Apartment

by Peter Kostelov
Multi-Level Apartment Peter Kostelov

Characteristic of this apartment is its inner space and cubic capacity. It is located on the top 18th floor. Initially it was a two level apartment of total houseroom of 258 sqm.  As for the first level it was quite common one: three meter standard height of ceiling and a houseroom of 69 sqm. The second level houseroom was larger 189 sqm and the height of ceiling varied from 3 to 8 meters in different zones. Surely these unique space peculiarities caused project direction: to not only exploit maximum of this nonstandard extreme height but to make multi-level space.
The owner of the apartment approved the idea, moreover it was requested that each member of the family should have extra space so that everyone including 3 children of different age and gender could have their private space for comfortable living. Central part of the apartment on the second level was as large as 60 sqm and more than 8m high. The space was vertically divided into two levels by the newly made third level.
After making necessary calculation on the thickness of overhead cover 0,5m was put as required space for structural beams, placing ventilation and final trimming. The highest ceiling 4,5m was chosen for the living room located at the lower part of the second level. The upper part on the second level got 3m, where a bedroom, a bathroom and a study room are located. Thus the third level added 54 sqm to the apartment.
The covers between second and third floors have two clear spaces. One was left for the staircase, while the second one, the closest to the window, appeared to join two spare spaces of the second and third level, the flow of light of which makes partially two-tiered space.
On the third level a dome made by glass partitions separates a bedroom and a study room, which allows the light to spread evenly. The floor space of 9 sqm was added to 20 sqm of the lower level. Consequently the floor space of each nursery room got 30 sqm located on two levels. A home library ceiling in the right –hand side of the apartment is 4,4 m. The same as in children’s room the second level was made here which enlarged it to 8 sqm All in all 35 sqm was added to houseroom. Rearranging turned a duplex apartment into four-level apartment having added to it 90 sqm of extra house room (from 258 sqm up to 348 sqm)
Nearly all pieces of furniture (except settees and beds) were specially designed. The owners gave preference to warm and light colors. In contrast to upholstering the furniture was made from natural processed metal: dinner and low tables, bookstands, stools, shelves.

Photos by Alexey Knyazev

Sponsor

Sponsor

  • The Lauren Daybed

    The Lauren Daybed

    Loosely based on a classic woven reed beds you can find in many parts Africa, Asia, and South America. The soft, 1″ thick, nylon rope gently supports and flexes each contact poin...

  • Malbaie VI Marée Basse

    Malbaie VI Marée Basse

    The concept of the residence revolves around two off-centered volumes positioned in such a way to take in as much sunlight as possible and to make the most out of the different vie...

  • JFR

    JFR

    Steep canyon walls dominate this wooded site next to a creek in California’s Big Sur region. When the owners first commissioned us, local governing agencies were intent on leavin...

  • House Among Trees

    House Among Trees

    The landscape of Mar Azul, a seaside resort near Villa Gesell and 400 km from Buenos Aires, is full of thick forest of different kinds of pine trees, acacias and black poplars as w...

  • Balmain Archive

    Balmain Archive

    Australian architectural studio Innovarchi has designed the Balmain Archive. It is an extension to a small cottage located in the heritage city Balmain. According to the architects...

  • Apartment in Madrid

    Apartment in Madrid

    This modern apartment in Madrid designed by IlmioDesign studio features wide open spaces and a daring artistic selection. With its crisp white walls and futuristic light fixtures, ...

  • Taumata Road Residence

    Taumata Road Residence

    Spotted on Sotheby's, this single level, contemporary, beachfront home is located in Omaha, a small beach town on Omaha Bay in the Rodney District, one hour north of Auckland, New ...

  • Appartement Spectral

    Appartement Spectral

    Spectral apartment is a renovation project of a small Parisian studio, in which the lack of natural light led the client to ask us to intervene particularly on the issue of artific...

  • Lookout House

    Lookout House

    Clients chose to retain the eccentric 1979 structure of the property and commissioned a gut renovation and extension.
    The original pyramid form of the house, which is center...

  • SJC House

    SJC House

    Located in the edge of the Chapala Lake, the SJC House is a different approach for the firm while being a leisure architecture project. It is a weekend house with the main design g...

Mit der Nutzung unserer Webseite, stimmen Sie der Verwendung von Cookies zu. Mehr erfahren.