In Moscow, a luminous apartment for a couple of architects
Vladimir Belousov and Natalya Trofimov designed their home in the Chamovniki district, which has light tones and clear surfaces as a backdrop for art and design elements.
The apartment is owned by architects Vladimir Belousov and Natalya Trofimov and is housed in a landmark 20th-century building in Moscow's Chamovniki area. This is the first project the two worked on together: an apartment that serves as both a home and a workspace.
The 130-square-meter dwelling has an enfilade of rooms and spaces that were successfully gained after eliminating the existing walls. Interiors are now distinguished by brightness, light tones, and translucent surfaces. To design a flat in which natural light plays a prominent role, architects designed fanlight windows that enable light to penetrate the corridor and bathrooms.
The dining area – characterized by a table with chairs either belonging to the family or purchased at flea markets – is the fulcrum of the home and may be utilized as a studio or a place for leisure.
There are bright zones surrounded by glass panels in the interiors, such as the kitchen, which is isolated from and, in the meantime, connected to the rest of the space. There are also open spaces, such as the lounge area with bookshelves and home theater positioned directly beyond the door.
Rooms feature canvases and drawings from the architects' art collection (including works by Sergey Zhavoronkov) and display on a rail system that allows pieces of art to be easily replaced. In addition, the apartment has design objects, such as the Flos floor lamp and the Vitra armchair in the living area and vintage furnishings.
Photo by Mikhail Loskutov