Loft Apartment in Minsk with Industrial Charm
ZROBIM architects have recently completed a two-story loft apartment located in the heart of Minsk, Belarus. This 120 m2 (130 sq. yd.) top-floor apartment is a perfect combination of industrial design and modern interior solutions.
The five-meter space of the main hall has been cleverly divided into two levels to increase the total area. This project was designed with an active lifestyle in mind, with the potential to transform from a bachelor apartment into a space suitable for family life. The industrial theme flows seamlessly into the design of the apartment and is complemented by the rough textures of brick and concrete and warm shades of natural wood.
About Loft Apartment
ZROBIM Architects Create Unique Loft-Style Apartment
ZROBIM Architects have created a unique loft-style apartment with its own second floor. The 120 m2 (393.70 ft2) apartment is located on the top floor of a premium building in Minsk and the main task was to create a harmonious combination of industrial design and modern interior solutions.
Maximizing Space for an Active Lifestyle
The designers cleverly used the five-meter (16.4 ft) space of the main hall, dividing it into two levels, and so increasing the total area. There were also two bathrooms at each level. The client was a young man with an active lifestyle and the main desire was to create an interior that could be transformable from a bachelor apartment into a space for comfortable family life.
Industrial Design with a View
The dominant feature of the interior is a large panoramic window, five meters (16.4 ft) high, with a view of the industrial area. The industrial theme flows seamlessly into the design of the apartment with exposed wiring, exposed concrete on the ceiling, brick on the walls, I-beams, glass blocks and wooden slabs. The lighting in the apartment is divided into zones with their own lighting scenarios. Metal elements are complemented by rough textures of brick and concrete and diluted with warm shades of natural wood. A highlight of the apartment is the custom five-meter (16.4 ft) cassette door to the guest room with a large minimalist handle, visually adding to the volume of the space. The modern coffered mechanism allows the door to open and close smoothly.
Color Combinations and Transformable Spaces
In the living room area, the accent element is a bright emerald green sofa, which, together with the warm brickwork, creates an interesting color combination. As the client’s lifestyle involves frequent trips and meals away from home, a kitchen island is used as a work surface for cooking and as a bar counter. The room at the entrance to the apartment is now used as an office but can be converted into a children’s room. The second level is the client’s bedroom with a two-meter (6.56 ft) high ceiling, creating a loft-like atmosphere. The general color palette is monochrome, complemented by warm wood elements. The designers managed to free up space by adding storage cabinets with glass transparent doors and backlighting.
ZROBIM Architects have created a unique loft-style apartment with its own second floor, maximizing space for an active lifestyle. Industrial design is complemented by a view of the industrial area and the warm shades of natural wood. Color combinations and transformable spaces make this apartment truly special.
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