A Flexible Design Transforms A Studio Into A Work And Study Paradise

An apartment that measures only 33 square meters located in Moscow was completely transformed by the architects of Ruetemple who gave it a dynamic makeover focusing on the user’s needs and lifestyle. The studio is a cube-shaped shape divided into two levels but with the top floor too low to stand in.

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They designed the space for two students and gave it a playful and very practical new look. The apartment is now ideal for both studying and recreation. The work area is situated downstairs and is a fixed space while the recreation are is more dynamic.

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The architects came up with a design for a modular structure they’ve named “cube”. It consists of three mobile modules which can be combined and arranged in a variety of ways. The space can be either a living room, a parlor or a bedroom with either one or two beds, depending on the configuration of the modules.

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Each module features a bench with built-in storage and open walls which can be hooked together or separated plus an overhang that can create a roof when the modules are pushed together. Because they’re all built on wheels, they can easily be rolled around.

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At the other end of the room, fixed furniture was used to create a work space with desks, cupboards, shelves, a window nook with storage underneath and a staircase that leads up to the mezzanine. This area features a hammock floor and is designed for recreation. The skylights provide nice views and a series of identical pendant lights illuminate the space evenly.