Compact, Colorful, Russian Flat
We’ve seen INT2 Architecture on this site in the past. The St Petersburg-based firm is Russia’s go-to firm’s for tricking out compact spaces. Though not as small as the 140 sq ft space we looked at before, this 430 sq ft space is far from huge and full of clever ideas. And even though we have a fondness for austere spaces, there’s something refreshing about the apartment’s liberal use of color and decoration.
INT2 does a nice job of creating virtual “rooms” in the studio space. In what seems to be a motif for the firm, they installed a raised wooden structure along the window that houses storage as well as making a distinct bedroom/office. A large sofa delineates the living area and a small round table serves as the dining area. Planters and pieces of playful art make the place feel warm and playful without being busy.