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G4 Apartment Interior in St. Petersburg

4 Feb 2022

Architects: DA BUREAU

Location: Gorokhovaya 4, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

G4 Apartment Interior St Petersburg

G4 Apartment, St Petersburg

One of the most important principles that DA bureau embraces when working on projects is to achieve maximum expressiveness with a minimum of means. This was especially important when working on their own project: a small apartment where the founders of the firm, Anya and Borya, live.

G4 Apartment Interior St Petersburg

They bought G4 Apartment – a small studio apartment in the historic center of Saint Petersburg, with an area of only 38 m2, which had been empty for many years. Despite plaster falling and broken windows, they decided to turn the apartment into a compact living space, and a place where the doors are always open to friends.

G4 Apartment Interior St Petersburg

G4 Apartment Interior St Petersburg

The first thing they did was clear the walls and ceilings of dilapidated plaster, as well as replace all utilities, and reinforce some openings where the construction was flawed. The apartment’s central configuration is unique – windows on three sides and access to a small balcony. But the most unusual remnant is a historic ceiling light lantern, measuring almost 3×3 meters.

Lots of work was invested in restoring the lantern, strengthening the structure, and replacing the sealed double-glazed unit.

G4 Apartment Interior St Petersburg G4 Apartment Interior St Petersburg

Once the walls and ceilings were cleared, the harsh brick walls and concrete overlap were revealed. The decision was made to leave them open and exactly as they were, with rough seams, construction inscriptions, and metal fragments. That being said, they wanted to make the main space clean, concise, and minimalistic.

A priority was to ensure that the apartment was highly functional, with open space for hosting parties, comfortable and cozy spaces for leisure time, and abundant closed storage space that would keep the other areas clutter-free. The decision was also made to surround the space around the perimeter with white panels in order to hide all of the functionality concealed behind them, including storage, radiators, and engineering units.

This method allowed the designers to completely abandon any freestanding furniture, except for a table and sofa. The same panels surround the bathroom unit, above which there is a sleeping area. The black volume of the closet, in which the refrigerator is also concealed, is cantilevered as a separate element in contrast to the white environment.

G4 Apartment Interior St Petersburg G4 Apartment Interior St Petersburg

Smooth panels contrast with the open ceiling, converting the space into a blank canvas, which is a visual treat. Only a few shelves with favorite books and art objects remain exposed, and a wooden workbench table became a focal point in the center of the apartment.

All lighting electrics were transplanted to the attic in order to to conceal all wires and to leave the ceiling as clean as possible. All furniture, except for Muuto chairs and Fild lamps, were designed by the firm.

G4 Apartment Interior in St. Petersburg, Russia – Building Information

Design: DA BUREAU – https://da-bureau.com/
DA Bureau: Anna Lvovskaia, Boris Lvovskiy, Fedor Goreglyad, Maria Romanova
Project team: Anna Lvovskaia, Boris Lvovskiy, Fedor Goreglyad, Maria Romanova, Julia Kubitskaya

Location: Russia, Saint-Petersburg, Gorokhovaya 4

Year of implementation: 2020
Area: 38 sqm
Timescales: 7 months

About DA BUREAU
A world driven by conservative professionals has existed for way too long. Our hierarchy-free approach forms the essence of our work. Listening attentively to passionate, fresh-thinking talent is a crucial part of our culture and significantly influences our output toward the environment and society surrounding us.

We believe that innovative thinking, honesty, and passion is a mind-shifting combination that brings good to everything we produce, while actually implementing everything we do is crucial for us.

G4 Apartment Interior St Petersburg

Photography: Dmitrii Tsyrenshchikov

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