Area: 580 sq. m.
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Photo credits: Mike Estrada
A modern minimalist space is created for design-minded people and consists of several units - an architectural studio, showroom and 80-seat lecture room for events.
The main task was to combine different units under one roof and make them work as a single organism, transforming from one into another.
The calm monochromatic interior is based on combinations. Rough stone and sleek bricks. Modern futuristic coating and authentic clay, recreated with the 400-year-old local craft technique. Present and past.
The inspiration came from the cultural roots of designers and historical background of Ukraine. Two gigantic wooden mortars named 'Stupa' welcome the guests of the space, whilst another floor vases Trembita of burnt wood repeat the shape of a local musical instrument with the same name.
Unique things set the mood in the minimalist space. In the centre of a cave-style meeting room, there is a massive table made of a single piece of stone, geometry and form of which were preserved untouched.
Dezeen Awards 2019, interior design longlist