Flat in the centre of Kiev. Built in a building from 1900!

The flat in the centre of Kiev was realised by Maxim Dietkovskyi already after the start of the Russian invasion on a large scale. “Despite unforeseen challenges and frequent power cuts in Ukraine during construction, our team successfully managed all the tasks assigned to us.” – explains the young architect.Â

The flat is located in the heart of Kyiv, on Bohdan Khmelnitsky Street, in a residential building from 1900, distinguished by its classical architecture with high ceilings.

The flat’s characteristic features, including a spacious corridor-gallery with windows and arches, a loggia and a balcony, were the cornerstones of the design concept. The corridor, acting as a central artery, extends into the entire flat, seamlessly integrating all areas into a coherent space. The reinforced arches exude sophistication, achieved by the combination of decorative mouldings and an internal wooden frame. The loggia has been insulated and flowed smoothly into the kitchen, where a plant nursery has been thoughtfully placed.

After extensive consultation with the client, a combination of classic elements and mid-century design elements from the 1930s to the 1970s was agreed upon and seamlessly integrated into the atmosphere of the flat. The antique Cassina chairs, together with lighting fixtures by Louis Poulsen, Flos and Vibia, as well as furniture by Porro and B&B Italia, evoke a nostalgic, retro atmosphere.

In order to cultivate a sense of stability and tranquillity, materials such as subdued white, marble, stainless steel and brass were carefully selected. Experimentally, sand was incorporated into the terrazzo floor, while marble chips were set into the mineral plaster on the walls, enhancing their texture and visual appeal.

The design of the flat interacts seamlessly with art in its various forms. The sculptures by Dmytro Hreka, the diptych by Rostyslav Zavhorodniy and the paintings by Kristina Otchych-Cherniak elegantly complement the interior and enrich its aesthetic beauty. Despite the challenges of the wartime context, the project was successfully realised, emphasising the timeless importance of design and creativity.

Project metrics:
Design: Modektura Studio / https://www.modektura.com/
Team: Maxim Dietkovskyi
Year: Â 2024
Area: 83 m2 / 897 ft2
Photo: Yevhenii Avramenko / https://yevheniiavramenko.com/homeÂ

About the studio:Â
MODEKTURA Â – a Ukrainian design studio founded by Maxim Dietkovsky. “MODEKTURA is the art of making beautiful interiors comfortable. Our goal is for clients not to compromise between beauty and functionality and to derive maximum pleasure from their space. The pleasure of the working process becomes the pleasure of the result.” – reads the architect’s website ( https://www.modektura.com/)

Read also: Ukraine  | Kiev  | Eclecticism | Mid-century modern | Vintage | Modern classic | Interior | Apartment

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