Peter Kostelov is a master at giving old Russian homes new life. He recently renovated this 5th story apartment in Moscow, which is set deep into the back of a tall building and used to receive virtually no natural lighting, making it a pretty depressing place to live. Kostelov inserted an oak tube to capture light that streams through the windows and replaced dead walls with glass.
Peter Kostelov is the master of urban renovation projects
The Russian designer has also mastered timber
Confronted with a poorly-lit 5th floor apartment in Moscow, the designer employed unique techniques to lighten the place up a bit
He replaced dead walls with glass, for starters
Kostelov then inserted an elevated oak tube into the oblong space
The tube acts as a portal between different functions in the home
The tube also funnels light through the apartment
Sustainably-sourced oak is finished off with a composite stone giving the home its sleek, polished look.
Albeit contemporary and beautiful, this home definitely has a minimalist touch
Very few furnishings are added to the fluid interior, as much of it is built in
Despite using fairly homogenous materials, Kostelov manages to give the home plenty of texture
This is the third project we have featured by this designer, and you can probably see why!