Further Shortlist Success for Architecture & Design by Oleg Klodt

Architecture & Design by Oleg Klodt have been shortlisted with another stunning project in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014 for the Residential £2.5 – £5 Million (Project Value) Award.

The clients wanted the designers to plan the layout of their apartment as a home for themselves and their large family.  It was important to make the best of existing features in the apartment – bay windows, alcoves, lattice windows and columns – in the final layout of the living space. The owners were looking for contemporary interiors which were both impressive and exciting to look at.

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The interior of a living room is one of the favorite places in the apartment. It has been realised in a contemporary Art-Dèco style. The characteristic elements are a combination of light and dark wood tones, beige-brown tones in the decoration, along with employing metal and rich textures. The columns, with their deep relief-work, and the lattice windows have been holistically incorporated into this interior style. The result is the most interesting area of the apartment, from the point of view planning layout – multi-coloured wooden panels lead away from the entrance hall, made from tinted sections of oak. This lends a modern flavour to the interior and assists in giving the area a spacious feel. The other walls of the lounge were covered with high-quality fabric – a beige shade of Alcantra. The top-quality materials in a variety of neutral tones and textures, along with the bold shapes of the furniture, are reinforced with accents on unusual features – such as the newspaper table in the lounge.

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The simple, modern interiors are softened with the extensive use of fabrics, that are deployed throughout the apartment. The approach to these fabrics shows careful reserve – all the curtains are from one colour-scheme, but differ in their shades and the use of varying fabrics, and thus they drape in different ways. The designers achieved the semicircular floorplan of the master bedroom by constructing a wall which divides the area into two sections – and also incidentally serves as the headboard of the bed, which was designed by Oleg Klodt in person.

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Considerable attention to the function of the space was exercised when planning the layout of the entrance hall and its corridor.  The artificially-aged wall-mirror conceals a spacious built-in wardrobe – while the other corridor wall is decorated with relief detail, similarly hiding a further built-in cupboard, and the door leading to the laundry room. The style of the kitchen is radically different from the rest of the apartment. There’s a simple floor made from a modern material, Laminam, and this works beautifully with the features of the individually-designed English kitchen in solid American walnut. The circular central island of the kitchen features a chandelier made to an Oleg Klodt design.

*Please note that the Residential £2.5 – £5 Million Award is now closed due to full capacity.

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