Project Name: MIZO flat
Completion Year: 2020
Project location: Vavilov house, Moscow, Russia
Lead Architects: Ksenia Vauchskaya, Valentina Gracheva
Photo Credits: Polina Poludkina
Project description from Manubureau
MIZO flat is a simple and bright 74 sq.m. apartment in Moscow. It was constructed in 2020.
Its owners and our customers are a young family of lawyers with two beautiful little daughters.
According to the initial data the apartment was two-room one. Our task was to create a three – room apartment, so that in addition to the bedroom and the children’s room there was a space for lounge, receiving guests, children games and other various life scenarios.
In the common area we have now three cubic spaces that are visually connected to each other, but perform different functions: a wooden working area, a lounge area with a sofa and a TV and a kitchen-dining area.
The bedroom is separated by a glass sliding partition allowing natural light to enter the living area. There is also a curtain in the bedroom which can isolate it and make it private.
A portal framed by mirrors leads to the kitchen area from the living room. This element was a starting point for this project and it stayed the main element at the end. The side mirrors create an interesting effect connecting the kitchen and the living room with the help of reflections.
The basic colors are the light-gray walls and the oak wood furniture.
For accents we have chosen contemporary Russian art: paintings and wooden figurines by Tima Illarionov, and sculptures by Nadya Lihogrud.
The main lighting is done by Maytoni hidden spotlights.
In addition, we used pendant lamps from Ferm Living and La Petite Friture.
Sofa in the living room is of the Danish brand Softline, coffee table – La redoute.
We ordered a dining table in Chelyabinsk from a young plywood production SKOG, chairs from La redoute, an armchair is custom made.
In the children’s room there is a handmade bamboo cradle from Indonesia.