Located in the residential complex Highvill Ishim near the Presidential Park and the Palace of Peace and Accord, A Family Apartment with the Principles of Asian Minimalism is a 2023 residential project designed by Kvadrat Architects Design Studio. It is an aesthetic and light space with 130 for a family of four. The key design for this apartment is based on the principles of Asian minimalism and the feels like an open space with low ceilings.
After two years of living in this apartment, the clients then turned to the design studio on the recommendation. Lack of a sense of air is their main problem due to the low ceilings (2.8 meters) and a modest dressing room completed the picture.
The interior design looks pleasant although it is laconic. Volume and layering can be achieved through materials and forms. The cube-shaped central element is visible from the dining, living, and kitchen areas. The laconic form and warm texture come from the wood finish.
White is the main color of this apartment interior, combined with woody tones that create a warm feeling. Close to the curtains, the upholstery of upholstered furniture creates an enveloping atmosphere. A niche on the living room’s wall and a separate section in the furniture structure in the dining area are the decor elements that are finished with terrazzo-textured porcelain stoneware.
The bedroom is redecorated to increase the space and its changes affect the storage systems and dressing room. Now, the clients can store all their belongings in a 6-meter walk-in closet and hidden wardrobes in this bedroom. The bathroom area is also increased to allow a large closet as a bathroom accessory storage.
Tranquility and airiness fill the visual pattern while the ethereal notes of Asia give energy and peace to the space.
Kvadrat Architects Design Studio’s team not only creates this apartment interior but also a powerful place where the clients can find their mental, spiritual, and physical potential. The hope is they can reflect and comprehend the happening rush and then find some inspiration. It is a timeless space that becomes a meaningful part of their family history or business and a piece of their cultural heritage.
A Family Apartment with the Principles of Asian Minimalism
Designers: Rustam Minnekhanov and Sergey Bekmukhanbetov (Kvadrat Architects Design Studio)
Photographer: Gleb Kramchaninov