The apartment is located in the historical district of Moscow on Mytnaya street. The small, one bedroom apartment was redesigned by Ruetemple led by Russian duo Alexander Kudimov and Daria Butakhina. The client brief might surprise some, but it was the client’s wishes to appear gloomy and atmospheric with a raw and brutalist aesthetic blended with a smoky ambience. That kind of brief could look like an unkept prison cell or a bold sanctuary. Thankfully, the architects achieved the latter. There is a clear rawness to this apartment, but it also offers some softer tones through the natural woods applied to the bedroom panelling and furnishings. That said, a few house plants wouldn’t go amiss.

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