• Two-bedroom apartment in Rusovce

    Two-bedroom apartment in Rusovce

    Interior design with Scandinavian elements and an art collection.

How to choose an architect

These days, many people use the help of architects and interior designers when furnishing their homes. The market has a wide range of companies or individuals who engage in these practices, so how does one make the right decision?

First of all, it’s important to establish what services are being sought after. Either it’s inspiration, advice or the implementation of a proposal. Not all architects and designer have extensive experience with realization, which may at a later stage indicate problems with budget uncertainty or errors in the design and inability to implement all elements according to schedule.

Secondly, it also depends on the design style. It is necessary to choose an architect that is closest to what one prefers. In most cases, companies are specialized in one or several styles, yet cannot provide quality suggestions for other segments.

We at Archstyl, are trying to provide for our clients, professional services from design to implementation and ensure everything so that the client is always happy at the end.

81 m2

of living space

1

month to design

3

months to deliver

81 m2

of living space

1

month to design

3

months to deliver

Design

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

At first glance, this newly built apartment shows noticeable traditional elements of Scandinavian design. The décor is simple, airy and light, supplemented by wood tones on solid wood floors and furniture. The variety of materials and textures lends its artistic nature. This is also distinctive for the apartment owners, who share a very close relationship with art. A positive influence on our cooperation and communication, as artists and designer are very similar. Where we collectively aim to find perfection that may never be achieved, yet it still motivates them to improve themselves.

Svetlá obývacia izba, škandinávsky štýl, dizajnová sedacia súprava, interiér
Obývacia izba, severský dizajn, dizajnová sedačka splitback, drevená podlaha
Dizajnová stolička Hay a príručný stolík Dutchbone, zátišie, dizajnové doplnky
Obývačka, škandinávsky dizajn, sedačka splitback, škandinávsky interiér
Severský interiér, luxusný interiér, obývacia izba s kychyňou
Sedačka splitback, interiérové dopnky

Materials

White dominates the interior, found on the walls and custom-made furniture. It’s done with the combination of sprayed MDF gloss finish and lacquered walnut veneer. An interesting design features tiles with ornaments from the Spanish company Porcelanosa. The floor is made of solid brushed oak.

American walnut

American walnut

Furniture

Oak Granite

Oak Granite

Flooring

Ornament

Ornament

Floor tiles

Material contrast is expressed through the color scheme. Smooth white sprayed surfaces in the form of high gloss contrasts with the walnut veneer surfaces and lightly structured relief of ornamental concrete pavement.

Disposition

The apartment is situated to the southwest. The original layout belongs among the standard of today’s times. Some of the rooms are interlinked and provide a day and night zone. The developer offered the possibility to incorporate a fireplace into the interior.

We ended up not taking them up on their offer, but instead removed the partition between the preparation for the fireplace and living room. The resulting room is better lit and provides a place for the library, which also forms the back wall of the shoe cabinet.

  • Pôdorys

    Floor plan

    • Entrance
    • Hallway
    • Kitchen and living room
    • Bathroom
    • Bedroom
    • Room
    • WC

Kitchen and dining room

A modern white kitchen without upper wall cabinets is not so common these days. Though regarding storage space, the owners aren’t missing out. It’s actually artfully integrated into the longitudinal walls of the kitchen where it fulfills several functions. Offering a comfortable cushioned seating for an afternoon rest, sufficient amount of storage space and conceals the many built-in appliances.

The end segment of the kitchen walls also forms part of the storage space for the entrance area. The entrance also complements a fully-mirrored wall. The mirror we divided into several parts in order to allow access to the control cabinet which is hidden behind it.

Dyhovaná kuchynská linka so vstavanými spotrebičmi, biely digestor, biela lesklá kuchyňa, škandinávsky dizajn, ornamentálna dlažba, nábytok na mieru
Dizajnové kuchynské doplnky
Jedáleň a ornamentálna dlažba Pocelanosa, dizajnové stoličky, kruhový jedálenský stôl
Biela kuchyňa alá škandinávsky dizajn, biely digestor, vstavané úložné priestory, kuchnské skrinky, biela kuchyňa, orech, nábytok na mieru
Drevené dizajnové stoličky Zuiver v jedálni, dizajnové osvetlenie, jedálenský stôl
Drevená dizajnová stolička Zuiver Gee chair v jedálni, ornamentálna dlažba Porcelanosa
Dizajnová stolička Hay, chodba

Living room

The living room, unlike the modern kitchen, is more tuned to the retro style. It’s simple, we’’-lit and without unnecessary furniture. Although we find many elements which certainly captivate the attention and attract non-traditional solitary pieces.

The sole representative of the modern era, which is found in the living room in its rightful place, a TV. In addition, there remained only space for the owner’s favorite paintings.

Storage space

When designing the interior of the apartment, we will always try to gently incorporate the amount of storage space. Each interior, which takes place in the everyday family life, must be foremost functional. At first glance, you would not be able to guess how much storage is available to the owners.

The entire kitchen-dining wall conceals build-in appliances and kitchen cabinets. Also included is a built-in wardrobe and a number of outlets. Moreover, it also serves as a place to sit at the dining table. The storage transitions smoothly into the hall and visually separates the living area from the entrance.

Kuchynské skrinky v odtieni orech a biely digestor, úložné priestory, nábytok na mieru
Kovanie Blum a kuchynské dvierka v odtieni orech, zafrézované úchytky
Úložné priestory, vstavané skrine na mieru
Úložné priestory, vstavané skrine na mieru

Bathroom and toilet

The presence of the window is a dream of many apartment owners. This makes the bathroom nicely lit, allowing us to conveniently define the design character. Also incorporated in the space, acting untraditional yet unforced, is a raised podium with ornamental designs.

The space inside the WC has allowed us to install a vanity unit under the sink, another way this an unused space becomes useful. A large mirror visually expands the space. Materials and design of the WC does not visually lag behind the design of the bathroom.

Moderná kúpeľňa s vanou a sprchovým kútom, škandinávsky dizajn
Dizajnový stolček, príručný stolík z masívneho dreva
Sprchový kút
Keramické umývadlo a vstavaná toaleta

Furniture

Furniture within the interior was designed and manufactured by us for the client’s needs. It attracts attention through simplicity, functionality, and attention to detail.

Furniture design takes on the colors and materials of the entire interior. A combination of sprayed and upholstered surfaces creates harmony in the whole apartment and a sense of material balance.

Accessories

An attention to detail can be found across the entire apartment. The variety of materials within various design elements represents true quality. Whether it’s carved side tables, hand-blown glass lamps in the dining room, or even the milled handles on the kitchen cabinets.

Of course, part of the chapter is in itself the owner’s collection of art, paintings and books that supply the entire apartment with unique character.

Splitback sofa Frej

Splitback sofa Frej

An interested element in the interior is the adjustable seat from the Danish company, Innovation, which can be at any point transformed into a comfortable bed for the afternoon or evening lounging with a good movie. Even though it was designed in 2014, it is based on the original shape and design forms that emerged back in the 50's and 60's.

Project and realization

The owners entrusted us with the complete design and realization of the interiors. Aside from minor changes to the layout, the apartment fulfilled all other criteria. After these modifications, we could concentrate on rebuilding the empty apartment into something untraditional.

We developed the interior design, including a detailed budget, realistic visualization and virtual tour. The owners could see with detail what we have prepared for them even before we started implementation. We have also developed the feasibility drawing documentation meant for craftsmen as well as the custom designed furniture.

Design and preparation of the project took us nearly one month. The entire interior was then implemented as turnkey by our company and ready to move in after another three months.

Photo: Marián Svítek

Media

This interior was depicted in 12th issue of the magazine Beautiful Living in December 2016 under the headline, “Made for pop-art.”

Simplicity is beauty

Simplicity is beauty

Časopis Pekné bývanie, č. 7/2016, s. 82 - 87

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  • Archstyl architects
  • Černyševského 26
  • 851 01 Bratislava

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