Wood and concrete come together to create a sleek yet industrial cool aesthetic in these two small apartment interiors, designed by Svoya Studio. With each measuring under 50 square metres, the designers on these projects had to get creative with zoning. The sleep space in both homes has been elevated, in a way that not only achieves clear zoning but builds a sense of grandeur despite the meagre proportions of each property. Kitchens are not crammed here, but instead stretch out in a way that goes modestly unnoticed. We finish off with floor plans of each apartment, which reveal the details of these clever layouts, and some hidden storage systems.
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The plan shows the hidden bathroom, concealed within a run of plain white closet doors. We also observe the waning angle of the storage system outside the bathroom and in the kitchen, which create the illusion of a much squarer living room. | 27 |.
Inside the shower room there is a built-in storage tower, which shelves towels, face cloths and toiletries by the side of the sink. A black vanity unit extends out of the shelving tower, stopping just short of the shower screen. | 26 |.
The raised bedroom podium provides opportunity for hidden storage in the space beneath it. Another storage system spans an entire wall between the entry door and the bedroom, and conceals the bathroom. | 22 |.
A slimline chimney cooker hood and a suspension bar light cause minimal disruption to the flow of the room. Looking through, we see a large L-shaped blue sofa bordering the dark grey living room, and a characterful print from Valery and Katerina Kuznetsov. | 20 |.
A view of the sea can be had from the bedroom, which is why glass was chosen for its construction. The glass walls open up the sea panorama to the entire apartment. A textile curtain can be pulled around whenever privacy is desired. | 21 |.
A grey marble upstand and countertop match with the grey marble bedroom podium. The adjacent kitchen wall has cabinets set into the wood faced wraparound of the TV wall. A single wall shelf crosses the small kitchen, accessorised in a minimalist fashion. | 9 |.
Both the sofa and the head of the bed look toward the wall mounted TV, so on screen entertainment can be had from either location. The TV wall is clad in wood grain panelling, lit warmly around its ceiling perimeter with recessed LED light. | 6 |.
In the living area, a round coffee table duo and a small grey sofa fit neatly into the limited floor space–though the wide arms of the sofa give it a more substantial look. Mini pendant lights dandle at one end of the seating, where a floor lamp would have been a squeeze. | 4 |.
A Shōji screen style room divider obscures the view of the bed whilst sitting on the sofa, but allows all the light from the windows into the main living area. A concrete wall makes a more solid divide between the bedroom and the dining spot. | 2 |.
Our first home is a studio apartment measuring just 39 square metres, located in Odessa, Ukraine. The bed area is zoned on a grey marble podium, which stands about the height of a divan base. A wooden step up to the marble podium gives it a sense of added grandeur, and the illusion of entering a new room. | Photographer: Alexander Angelovskiy.