A two-storied house for a young family with the first floor opened

Architects: Ruetemple
Location: Moscow, Russia
Year: 2017
Area: 1.722 ft²/ 160 m²
Photo courtesy: Ruetemple

“We took up the project, when the site consisted of just an external frame without internal walls, and we could still influence the architecture and créate a quality living space.

We dismantled part of the beams between the floors and totally changed the layout designed within the framework of the developer’s standard project.

The family spends most of its time together in a common area, therefore we decided to arrange small bedrooms on the second floor, while making the first floor open and spacious in all three coordinates, including the height of the premises.

The space of the two floors is formed around a white structure including a staircase to the second floor. Under the staircase there’s a children’s area. A lounge area is located above the staircase.

The first floor also includes open areas of the kitchen, dining room, living room and the children’s area. Three bedrooms on the second floor are located in the overhanging structures with windows. The interior itself was made as simple as possible: only white and wood. Almost all the furniture is integrated into the interior and is made of pine and beech.”