Two Apartments Merge into a Modern Apartment for a Family in Ukraine

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/two-apartments-merge-into-a-modern-apartment-for-a-family-in-ukraine/minimal-mine-apt-zooi-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Minimal-Mine-Apt-ZOOI-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Two Apartments Merge into a Modern Apartment for a Family in Ukraine" /></a>
                                Minimal Mine is a renovation project headed by Maxim Doschinsky and Pavel Voitov of Ukrainian interior design firm <a href="http://zooi.com.ua/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">ZOOI</a>. The designers merged two apartments – a one-bedroom and a three-bedroom – to create a comfortable, yet modern home for a couple with children, who longed for a minimalist space that was packed with function.
The kitchen, dining room, and living room were combined to form a larger, open space but with an oversized sofa creating some delineation. A cozy palette of neutrals fills the public spaces with hints of color speckled throughout. The designers’ sketches were translated into these decorative wall panels that mimic rough stone. A bright blue armchair that was custom made for this project pops in front of the charcoal gray panels. The master bedroom is essentially four spaces in one – a bedroom, bathroom, closet, and office. A glass partition is used to provide separation between
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A Milanese Apartment Is Restored and Given a Contemporary Feel

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-milanese-apartment-is-restored-and-given-a-contemporary-feel/private-apartment-andearchitettura-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Private-apartment-ANDEarchitettura-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Milanese Apartment Is Restored and Given a Contemporary Feel" /></a>
                                This 150-square-meter <a href="http://www.andearchitettura.com/vcn.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">apartment in Milan</a> is the result of a collaboration between architect Andrea Del Pedro Pera, of <a href="http://www.andearchitettura.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">ANDEarchitettura</a>, and interior designer <a href="http://www.gianpaolovenier.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Gian Paolo Venier</a>, who took inspiration from the 20th century building&#8217;s original character and incorporated it into final design. The private apartment is owned by a young professional who was in need of a major renovation to transform the original layout. Instead of three bedrooms, a sitting room, and a studio, the new design offers a bedroom, large lounge area, and a studio/guest room that better suit the owner&#8217;s lifestyle.
Along with the layout change, many original details were restored, like the wood parquet floors in the main living space. The moldings and ceiling adornments were kept and given a fresh coat of white paint, which pops next to the peacock blue walls. Vintage lamps were used helping to connect the space to its original time
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A Former Equipment Room Is Converted into a Penthouse Apartment in Kiev

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-former-equipment-room-is-converted-into-a-penthouse-apartment-in-kiev/p26-apartment-2b-group-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/P26-Apartment-2B.group-1-810x840.jpg" alt="A Former Equipment Room Is Converted into a Penthouse Apartment in Kiev" /></a>
                                Located in Kiev, Ukraine, the <a href="https://www.behance.net/gallery/53405287/P26-apartment"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">P.26 Apartment</a> was once an equipment room before the <a href="http://www.2bua.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">2B.group</a> saw its potential. The interior boasted high ceilings, some up to 6-meters (almost 20-feet) high and some sloped, which made for a visually stunning interior full of natural light.
The apartment is lucky to have 180-degree views through the windows, so the layout was carefully considered to maximize the views of the surrounding city. The public living spaces were placed along the exterior with its window-filled walls keeping these areas bright. The kitchen and dining room visually lead into the master bedroom through a sloped wall of framed windows. There’s even a DJ stand so I hope they’re having parties! The kitchen resides under lower ceilings but the space benefits from the stainless steel surfaces that reflect the light. The master bedroom carries right into the light-filled master bath, which is only separated
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ARTLAND IN SHANGHAI: An Eclectic Apartment That Goes Outside the Box

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/artland-in-shanghai-an-eclectic-apartment-that-goes-outside-the-box/topos-artland-in-shanghai-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Topos-ARTLAND-IN-SHANGHAI-1-810x540.jpg" alt="ARTLAND IN SHANGHAI: An Eclectic Apartment That Goes Outside the Box" /></a>
                                ARTLAND IN SHANGHAI is a project that came about through the Chinese renovation TV show, Change your life, which brought on <a href="http://www.topos-design.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">TOPOS DESIGN CLANS</a> to renovate this rental apartment for a family of four. The 80-square-meter (approx. 861-square-feet) apartment is located in a high-rise building in Shanghai and the designers wanted to create a space that reflected a &#8220;realistic utopia&#8221; to help encourage a new, creative lifestyle.
The occupants are a painter, his wife, and two shepherd dogs now living in a unique home that also doubles as an art studio for dad. In their previous rental, art supplies and artwork crept into every corner of unoccupied space creating chaos and disorganization with no real space for life or art to happen. Both adults got their wishes to have a cohesive living space with an open art studio to achieve ultimate family happiness. The open living room is now ready
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A 1970’s Apartment in Greece is Renovated with a Black and Grey Color Palette

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-1970s-apartment-in-greece-is-renovated-with-a-black-and-grey-color-palette/raw-apartment-makridis-associates-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Raw-Apartment-Makridis-Associates-1-810x494.jpg" alt="A 1970&#8217;s Apartment in Greece is Renovated with a Black and Grey Color Palette" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.makridisassociates.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Makridis Associates</a> were hired to transform <a href="http://www.makridisassociates.com/portfolio_page/therawapartment/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Raw Apartment</a> in Thessaloniki, Greece that had not been touched since the 1970s. The homeowners requested a layout that gave the apartment better flow, flexible spaces, a high-end look, and a focus on the city views, so it was gutted and replaced with a modern interior that features a black and grey color palette.
The new layout placed the rooms around the building’s communication core in the center with the circulation around it. The core volume was outfitted with walnut offering up a warm texture alongside the minimalist grey and black scheme. The oversized bookshelves in a corner of the living room house the owners’ books and collectibles. The living room and dining flow into the black kitchen and to keep it filled with daylight, floor-to-ceiling black framed doors were installed instead of solid walls. Walnut covers the ceiling to create a uniform
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KC Design Studio Designs a Moody Black Apartment for a Single Person

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/kc-design-studio-designs-a-moody-black-apartment-for-a-single-person/apartment-l-kc-design-studio-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Apartment-L-KC-Design-Studio-1-810x608.jpg" alt="KC Design Studio Designs a Moody Black Apartment for a Single Person" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.kcstudio.com.tw/main.php"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">KC Design Studio</a> is behind the design of this moody, black apartment in Taipei, Taiwan. <a href="http://www.kcstudio.com.tw/work_inside.php?wid=1&amp;w_id=69"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Apartment L</a> was designed for a single person who desired a more fluid layout and a darker color palette of grey, black, and wood tones. Despite the dark color scheme, the apartment still feels open and filled with natural light.
The open floor plan benefits the homeowner who enjoys entertaining, so the kitchen features an island with an attached dining table for both casual and sit-down meals. The setup allows for increased interaction with guests while continuing food and drink preparations. Most of the walls were have a concrete texture finish while the rest of the surfaces were given a special black painted treatment. The wall behind the main kitchen counter was clad in wood helping to balance the space to prevent it from being too cold. Open black and wood shelves provide much needed
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House in Minamiyukigaya by Hugo Kohno Architect Associates

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/house-minamiyukigaya-hugo-kohno-architect-associates/houseinminimiyukigaya_hugokohnoarchitectassociates_1a/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/houseinminimiyukigaya_hugokohnoarchitectassociates_1a-810x679.jpg" alt="House in Minamiyukigaya by Hugo Kohno Architect Associates" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.hugo-arc.com/architecture/minamiyukigaya/01.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">House in Minamiyukigaya</a> is a minimal home located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by <a href="http://www.hugo-arc.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hugo Kohno Architect Associates</a>. The building contains two independent residences—one for a mother and the other for her son and his family—which were designed with the possibility in mind of eventually turning them into rental units.
The mother occupies the first floor, while her son, his wife, and their child are on the second and third floors. The third floor was handled as a single volume containing private areas such as the master and child’s bedrooms and the bathroom. The first floor was also treated as a single volume offset from the third floor volume so as to open up space for a terrace on the first floor roof. In between these two volumes, the second floor is bounded by two continuous surfaces that fit together like puzzle pieces, embracing an open living room that is integrated
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Studio Ulanowski Designs a Penthouse Apartment for a Jewelry Designer in Hong Kong

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/studio-ulanowski-designs-a-penthouse-apartment-for-a-jewelry-designer-in-hong-kong/home-for-a-jeweller-studio-ulanowski-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Home-for-a-Jeweller-Studio-Ulanowski-1-810x546.jpg" alt="Studio Ulanowski Designs a Penthouse Apartment for a Jewelry Designer in Hong Kong" /></a>
                                Located in London’s Covent Garden is a playful penthouse <a href="https://www.studioulanowski.com/covent-garden-penthouse"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">apartment</a> designed by <a href="https://www.studioulanowski.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studio Ulanowski</a>, who gutted the interior for a fresh start. The homeowner, a jewelry designer based in Hong Kong, wanted a more open space and for the design to work for her family&#8217;s evolving needs.
The layout was redesigned while new windows and doorways brought about new views and a light-filled interior. The custom kitchen cabinets continue down the long wall in the living room to form a storage cabinet with the same bright blue color, which helps ground the room. Additional cabinets in white create a sophisticated juxtaposition. A perforated staircase was made by Joseph Waller Fabrications and it leads to the upstairs master bedroom. Underneath the stairs is a piece of neon art designed as a collaboration between Jochen Holz and Malgorzata Bany. The master bathroom is outfitted with cedar wood walls and slatted screens
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A Modern Flat in Taipei Designed so Kids and Pets Can Run Around

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-crafted-sunroom-flat-in-taipei-taiwan-by-phoebesayswow-architects/crafted-sunroom-flat-phoebesayswow-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Crafted-Sunroom-Flat-PhoebeSayswow-0-810x540.jpg" alt="A Modern Flat in Taipei Designed so Kids and Pets Can Run Around" /></a>
                                The Crafted Sunroom Flat in Taipei, Taiwan, was designed by <a href="http://www.phoebesayswow.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">PhoebeSayswow Architects</a> to maximize daylight and flexibility throughout its two-bedroom interior. The apartment spans 132-square-meters (approx. 1420-square-feet) and part of the renovation included changing the layout so the circulation flowed better for both the children and the pets.
The master bedroom features two glass walls framed in a black geometric pattern that allows light to pass through the space and keeps the visual lines open for a larger appearance. Light, neutral tones are paired with curated pops of accent colors, with modern furnishings alongside playful design accents. The floors are covered in a terrazzo with a gold detail pattern that changes in the various spaces. The kitchen features an alcove of blue and white tiles with a matching stove and hood that are all flanked by pink folding panels that disguise storage and other parts of the kitchen.. Photography by
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A Rural Apartment in Panorama, Greece by Normless Architecture Studio

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-rural-apartment-in-panorama-greece-by-normless-architecture-studio/rural-apartment-normless-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Rural-apartment-Normless-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Rural Apartment in Panorama, Greece by Normless Architecture Studio" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.normless.gr/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Normless Architecture Studio</a> completed the <a href="http://www.normless.gr/portfolio/195sqm/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Rural Apartment</a> for a family of six in the countryside of Panorama, Greece. The layout focuses on larger shared spaces for the family to be together and smaller private spaces designed for function. The interior is given an industrial look with the use of the concrete-like Kourasanit material, which is applied in various ways. A neutral color palette makes for a clean and cozy feel throughout, perfect for a large family.
The open area houses the living room, dining room, and kitchen, while the rest of the interior consists of two bedrooms for the four children, a master bedroom, home office, and three bathrooms. The smooth floor spans throughout the open space and continues up to create the window benches in the living room. The kitchen’s countertops and cabinets are covered with the same Kourasanit that’s used in the rest of the apartment. The neutral
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Toki Home Transforms an Apartment in Vietnam with Color

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/toki-home-transforms-an-apartment-in-vietnam-with-color/toki-home-apartment-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Toki-Home-Apartment-0-810x540.jpg" alt="Toki Home Transforms an Apartment in Vietnam with Color" /></a>
                                Designed for a young woman and her 5-year-old-son, this Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam apartment underwent a transformation courtesy of <a href="http://tokihome.vn/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Toki Home</a>. The interior spans only 60 square meters (approx. 646 square feet) and instead of going basic white all over, they wanted it to showcase the owner&#8217;s outgoing personality.
They went with a vibrant color scheme – yellow, blue, and white – for a fresh, modern approach. The yellow love seat sets the tone of the space with the same color popping up throughout the interior. The apartment is also layered with different textures which warm the space up while giving it a unique look. The kitchen floor was raised to house building components but it also helps create separation between the spaces. The same color palette shows up in the bedrooms for a cohesive look. Photos by Kingkien Photography.
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Little Flat Transformation in Lviv by replus design bureau

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/little-flat-transformation-in-lviv-by-replus-design-bureau/replus-design-bureau-little-flat-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/replus-design-bureau-little-flat-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Little Flat Transformation in Lviv by replus design bureau" /></a>
                                At just 35-square-meters (approx. 377-square-feet), this small apartment located in the heart of Lviv, Ukraine was given a major renovation by <a href="http://replus.com.ua/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">replus design bureau</a> to make use of every inch. Named &#8216;<a href="http://replus.com.ua/55_zar"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Little Flat Transformation in Lviv</a>&#8216;, the space is owned by a couple who happen to be architects that wanted to incorporate their own design aesthetic. While concentrating on maximizing the space they had, they also wanted to preserve the historical details, like the Austrian parquet floors and brick walls.
The main room needed to function for different purposes so they raised the bed high off the floor to work as a loft space. By lifting the bed off the floor they were able to bring in a sectional sofa and plenty of storage blow. The kitchen acts as the hub of the home where they installed a large island that can be extended if needed. Using laminated
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A Modern Apartment in São Paulo for Two Brothers Looking to Entertain

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/modern-apartment-sao-paulo-two-brothers-looking-entertain/vila-olimpia-apartment-fcstudio-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Vila-Olimpia-Apartment-FCStudio-1-810x810.jpg" alt="A Modern Apartment in São Paulo for Two Brothers Looking to Entertain" /></a>
                                Flavio Castro, of <a href="http://www.fcstudio.com.br/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">FCstudio</a>, took the reins of the renovation of this 60-square-meter (approx. 645-square-feet) apartment in São Paulo, Brazil, with the first order of business being to open up the sectioned off interior. The layout had to be restructured to fit the lifestyles of two young brothers to include a living room, TV room, dining room, kitchen, laundry, balcony, and office in one single space. The result is the <a href="http://www.fcstudio.com.br/memorial/107"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Vila Olimpia Apartment</a> complete with modular pieces that can be rearranged to accommodate their needs and adapt with them over time.
The apartment is designed to easily transition as needed to make way for working, cooking, eating, washing clothes, etc., without any disruption. Now that the walls have come down, the open space makes it easier to entertain family and friends without separation. The wall of turquoise cabinetry houses storage, laundry, and the kitchen for a uniform and
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A Kiev Apartment Gets a Modern Interior with a French Feel

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-kiev-apartment-gets-a-modern-interior-with-a-french-feel/om-architecture-f-apartment-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/OM-Architecture-F-Apartment-1-810x456.jpg" alt="A Kiev Apartment Gets a Modern Interior with a French Feel" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.om-architecture.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">OM Architecture</a> just recently completed renovation of the F Apartment in Kiev, Ukraine, giving it a modern interior with a touch of French flair. The apartment spans 80-square-meters (approx. 861-square-feet) and is finished with just enough furniture to make it a comfortable space without it being overcrowded.
The overall palette was kept fairly neutral with herringbone wood floors, wooden details, and grey walls with the exception of one deep red wall in the bedroom which features gypsum hexagonal moldings. A dividing wall between the bedroom and living room is made of thin wood strips that let light pass through while offering a degree of privacy. Photos courtesy of OM Architecture.
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HN25 Is a Renovated Canal House in the Center of Amsterdam by Standard Studio

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-renovated-canal-house-in-the-center-of-amsterdam-by-standard-studio/amsterdam-canal-home-standard-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Amsterdam-canal-home-Standard-1-810x537.jpg" alt="HN25 Is a Renovated Canal House in the Center of Amsterdam by Standard Studio" /></a>
                                Located in an old canal house built at the beginning of the 17th century in Amsterdam, <a href="http://standardstudio.nl/portfolio/nh25-loft/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NH25</a> is a modern loft designed by <a href="http://www.standardstudio.nl/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Standard Studio</a>. The entryway is through a double garage door which is the only part of the house seen from the street. That level houses space for a car, bikes, and a home theater room.
The loft itself is built where the courtyard used to be with no windows to let natural light into the space. To rectify that, the architects designed a new central courtyard with floor-to-ceiling windows adding much needed daylight inside. To bring in additional light, they installed six large skylights that keep the interior bright and feeling spacious. The open floor plan remains private since no windows connect the space with nearby neighbors. The rooms are placed around the courtyard giving easy access to the outdoor space. Photos by Standard Studio.
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