This rich in textural and cultural contexts design project by Replus design bureau is a creative read on traditional Hutsulian ethnic style within a neo-renaissance Austrian environment. The redesign project of this old historic building kept many of the authentic parts of the original architecture and added some expressive ethnic elements, which created an artistic sense of time while simultaneously highlighting the modern aspects of this space.
Some serious renovation and hard work were applied in this apartment’s décor composition; when rotten ceiling beams and worn off parts of the old architecture were uncovered, the designers applied creative solutions and some beautiful organic textures (marble tiles, clay line finishes, restored wooden beans, and recovered original doors and parquets) executed with attention towards the small details. Mirrors and unexpected spatial compositions visually extend the long narrow premises of the original apartment.
Creative attention and artistic inspiration for small design accents characterize the entire project. Although it looks like many of the original features were let just be in truth, a lot of work and care was invested to achieve that rustic – artistic, and organic look of the space. The beauty of the antique objects left to create focal points throughout the premises (the original doors, the vintage mid-19th century wardrobe, or the historical stove from the Levynskyi factory that was reincarnated into a big open fireplace) give a unique charm and artistry to the design idea and create an amazing space to inhabit.
The chosen organic and contemporary materials and textures complement the careful renovation of old beauty that the designers created- the graphic design of the restored parquet flooring supplements the raw, exposed texture of concrete and brick walls. Trendy décor touches – like the freestanding bathtub opening into the bedroom space or the new kitchen’s comfortable luxury – are in integral correlation with the organic and natural elements of the interior, including the charming and romantic terraces. The whole apartment looks warm, cozy, and welcoming whilst offering a rich in artistic-individual experience.
Architects: replus design bureau; Year : 2019; Photographs :Andrey Bezuglov;