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Flat 401 in Moscow, Russia by Room Design Büro

Project name:
Flat 401
Architecture firm:
Room Design Büro
Nizhnyaya Krasnosel'skaya Ulitsa, 35с49, Moscow, 105066, Russia
Polina Poludkina
Principal architect:
Anton Lysko, Anastasia Zaytseva
Design team:
Built area:
36 m²
Design year:
Completion year:
Interior design:
Environmental & MEP engineering:
Structural engineer:
Brick, Metal, Concrete
Tools used:
Residential › Apartment

The Moscow-based architecture & interior design studio Room Design Büro led by Anton Lysko and Anastasia Zaytseva have recently completed Flat 401, a tiny apartment located in Moscow, Russia

Architect's statement: First of all, we believe that the apartment is very attractively located: above the arch, as if between two buildings — a former tea factory built in 1914, from which the apartment inherited a classy brick wall, and the former building of Calculating-Analytical Machines Factory where in peacetime the first in the USSR vacuum tube electronic computing machine, as well as the next generation computers were designed.

We were amazed by the space itself: 27 m² with only one window. The old masonry and the rhythm of built-in windows form such a dynamic composition that the interior requires no more decorative elements. We left open the brickwork, as well as the floor structures, and the remaining elements were made in white to leave the space uncluttered.

Flat 401 in Moscow, Russia by Room Design Büroimage © Polina Poludkina

Lofty 4.2 m ceilings opened the way for constructing the second level where we placed the bed and the storage room. Light rolled metal sheet staircase and the kitchen island form a single structure. This solution saved us a lot of space. The lighting is hidden almost everywhere, it illuminates the concrete and the brick wall creating a relaxed evening atmosphere.

As a result of the replanning, we managed to increase the apartment area to 36 m² and designed a full kitchen, a living room, a bathroom and a bedroom!

white metal staircase

tiny apartment with brick wall and metal staircase

white and glossy kitchen

loft apartment

apartment windows

apartment floor plan


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By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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