RESIDENTIAL

In the living-dining room, original casement windows frame linden trees, while 1970s Kazuhide Takahama sofas join 1950s Gio Ponti armchairs ...
At an estate in Kennebunkport, Maine, a gravel drive leads to a new boathouse, with an adjoining pool house, both ...
Photography by Francesco Alvarez. Encompassing 17,600 square feet on three levels, Bolivar Arquitectos’ villa at Herradura Golf Club in Monterrey, ...
Wood, stone, concrete, and steel turn these houses and apartments into havens of warmth and light. Brasília, Brazil Residence by ...
In the ground-floor living area, what was formerly an indoor swimming pool has been repurposed as a conversation pit, which ...
The boomerang shape of the limestone, steel, and glass house becomes apparent when viewed from the backyard. Photography by Casey Dunn. ...

Rina Lovko Studio Makes a Red-Hot Kyiv Apartment Look Cool

The bar-height custom Mushroom table is fabricated of painted and varnished MDF; the gradient wall was executed in paint. Photography by Yevhenii Avramenko.

Hired to redesign an apartment that featured an unconventional floor plan, its shape akin to a flipped-open hand fan, Ukranian architect Rina Lovko delivered an equally unconventional scheme. “The layout of the space, with its complex geometry, created certain difficulties; standard techniques did not work here,” Lovko admits. “But at the same time it excited us professionally”—and liberated her to go in a progressive
direction. Most notably, she took advantage of the daylight flooding in through the curved window wall, and the clients’ yen for flowing lines, by reconfiguring the space into an open, airy, and artful milieu.

Painted MDF cabinetry animates the kitchen, designed for entertaining and communal cooking. Photography by Yevhenii Avramenko.

Located on the ninth floor of a circular tower in Kyiv’s Pecherskyi district, the 2,200-square-foot apartment was originally divided into five enclosed rooms. Lovko combined three of them into a single kitchen/dining/living space that better suited the lifestyle of the clients, a young couple who work in the culinary field. The uber-functional new kitchen, set up for communal cooking and entertaining, centers on a generous
island topped with what appears to be terra-cotta tile but is actually glazed porcelain. “The slightly irregular edges give the impression of
a handmade product,” Lovko notes. Base cabinetry and a bar-height
custom table, both painted MDF, offer colorful counterpoints to the
architecture’s exposed concrete.

A wool-linen rug by Yuriy Zimenko anchors a Gaetano Pesce Serie Up 2000 lounge and Shane Schneck’s Bowler table in the living area, where a beige-painted wall serves as a screen for projected imagery. Photography by Yevhenii Avramenko.

Establishing a galleryish vibe in the living area are minimalist furnishings arrayed like freestanding sculptures, plus abundant built-ins to
contain clutter. “We organized several hidden areas to relieve the main space from cupboards and household items,” Lovko says. Strategic storage also defines the commodious dressing room that’s tucked between the main and guest bedrooms: In the middle of this space stands a see-through custom wardrobe, a sartorial showcase. Also glass—this time frosted—is the wall separating the sanctum from the apartment’s main circulation route, allowing light to penetrate all the way into the landlocked main bathroom on its opposite side.

Despite the rigorous architecture, strict forms, and the minimum of furnishings, says Lovko, “the space turned out to be quite cozy.” A repose in the soaking tub would indicate as much.

The angular modules of the Filiph sofa can be maneuvered around the micro-cement floor. Photography by Yevhenii Avramenko.
Barber & Osgerby’s Lane glazed porcelain tile tops the island. Photography by Yevhenii Avramenko.
Iskos-Berlin’s felt Dancing pendant joins a custom table and bench plus Afteroom’s chairs in the dining area. Photography by Yevhenii Avramenko.
A wall of frosted glass separates the main bathroom, with walk-in wet zone, from the corridor. Photography by Yevhenii Avramenko.
Lovko originally designed the glass-enclosed Transparent Showcase wardrobe for another client; it’s now part of her studio’s made-to-order line. Photography by Yevhenii Avramenko.
Tim Rundle’s TR Bulb pendant fixture illuminates the main bedroom. Photography by Yevhenii Avramenko.

Product Sources: Mutina: Tile (Kitchen). B&B Italia: Lounge (Living Area). Vandra Rugs: Rug. Hay: Side Table (Living Area), Mirror (Bathroom). Art Nova: Sofa (Living Area). Menu: Pendant Fixture, Chairs (Dining Area); Pendant Fixture (Bedroom); Sconce (Bathroom). Bruma: Mixer (Bathroom). iStone: Sink. Throughout: Benjamin Moore & Co.: Paint. Schneider Electric: Outlets. Bassa: Custom Furniture Fabrication, Glasswork. Davis Casa, Svetoria: Local Distributors.

Open skylights move air through the central courtyard of the passively cooled house. Photography by Roland Halbe. Growing up in Tijuana, ...
Nothing makes a statement in the home quite like a staircase. The following ten stairways take design to the next ...
Wood-clad or light-filled, rural or urban, these private residences share an invigorating architectural vision. 1. Kuaotunu, New Zealand Residence by Crosson ...
A standing-seam, factory-coated aluminum roof and charred cypress siding compose the exterior of a 2,400-square-foot weekend house in Cornwall, Connecticut, ...
Work from home, play from home. Get inspired by these 12 spaces for ample recreation and lounging.  1. Architect Scott Glass Uses ...
An official umpire’s chair has been custom painted for a private house’s tennis pavilion called Floritauk. Photography by Jaime Viñas. ...
Dressed in warm, neutral tones, the living room features Novamobili sofas, coffee tables from Ethnicraft and a suspended lamp from ...
A series of custom-made, watercolor wall panels by Russian artist Ekaterina Lobanova, wrap around the living room, infusing it with ...
Channel seaside living with these 15 residential and hospitality spaces with a nautical vibe. 1. Architect Scott Glass Uses Unfinished Cypress ...
We've been seeing it in projects of all genres—tough concrete, exposed brick, and aged beams juxtaposed with soft materials, pastel ...
Along with renovating the interior of fashion designer Massimo Giorgetti’s house in Zoagli, on Italy’s Ligurian coast, Storagemilano restored the ...
A Quasar chandelier hangs over a Porro dining table; the dining chairs are by Poliform, who also fabricated the living ...
时时彩开奖号码 江西11选5今天开奖 哪家银行理财产品好 江西十一选五 开奖结果 开奖号码 海南环岛赛玩法规则 000100股票行情 台湾宾果28历史 三分彩开奖 双面盘为什么不能提现 重庆时时计划qq交流群 江苏11选五玩法奖金 广东11选5开奖助手 上海时时乐最近300期走势图 2011033深圳风采 什么叫做资产配置 广东快乐12开奖结果图 2020香港最快结果