Moscow Apartment / Nicolas Dahan Architectes
ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945901/moscow-apartment-nicolas-dahan-arquitectes Clipboard Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945901/moscow-apartment-nicolas-dahan-arquitectes Clipboard Russia Area: 450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!© Vincent Leroux+ 23Curated by Paula Pintos Share Moscow Apartment / Nicolas Dahan Architectes CopyApartments, Apartment Interiors•Moscow, Russia Architects: Nicolas Dahan Area Area of this architecture project Projects Year: 2018 Photographs Moscow Apartment / Nicolas Dahan ArchitectesSave this projectSaveMoscow Apartment / Nicolas Dahan Architectes Manufacturers: Cassina, EDRA, Glas Italia, Legrand, Vola, HangsroheDesign Team:Nicolas Dahan, Cyril MagnierCollaborators:Massimo Costa Studio3City:MoscowCountry:RussiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Vincent LerouxRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Text description provided by the architects. Exclusively made-to-measure, the French architect Nicolas Dahan signs an impressive display of design integrated within a 450m2 two-story apartment. A secret is shared with every footstep taken; curves and edges slide towards each other, disappearing into worlds of varnish, marble, wood, coloured mirrors, and pastel. An inestimable residence where the ceiling is a luminous work of art itself: an incandescent surface evading all signs of the light source, enhancing its own beauty with a filter of natural light.Save this picture!© Vincent LerouxSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Vincent LerouxThe 150m2 ceiling, unifying and distributing the spaces of the living room, the entrance, and the kitchen, is a performance in its own right. I drew a very soft undulation, similar to that of a beach rippled by waves, disrupting the apartment’s minimalism so as to determine the living spaces. It appears as a single unbroken surface, whereas it required over 100 slabs of 1,2m x 1,2m staff (a building stone made from plaster) assembled within the apartment and then sanded down for three months in order to achieve this perfectly smooth surface » describes Nicolas Dahan.Save this picture!© Vincent LerouxSave this picture!© Vincent LerouxRipples within which a series of made to measure amber LED tubes embed themselves, fitted with aluminum filters to render a softer light. The ceiling is emblematic of the attention to detail brought to the entirety of this carefully sculpted apartment, as is the immense varnished wooden sliding door (3m x 3m), which closes off the kitchen and can be drawn open by the single hand of a child. Italian savoir-faire is applied to all of the materials: marble, mirrors, wooden flooring from Padou shipped to and fitted in Moscow “for the perfection of details, utter invisibility of systems, and the highlighting of materials” explains the architect.Save this picture!© Vincent LerouxSave this picture!© Vincent LerouxThe maple flooring assembles the smallest available boards in order to create a unified and smooth wooden mass, a floor more than a parquet, it becomes a surface upon which light glides. Large mineral volumes give shape to the main functionalities of the apartment: Cipolino stone in the entrance hall forms the huge reception bench, black marble from Carrare establishes the 10m long kitchen counter, grey marble from Carrare walls the hammam and the three main bathrooms which perfectly interlock as if they were sculpted from one single massive stone.Save this picture!© Vincent LerouxEach element, each function, has been conceived and drawn by the French architect so as to create the purest of settings. The red and blue mirrors of the bedrooms and dressing room diffuse the mineral essence of the residence, but are immediately softened by the rhythm of Kvadrat woven textiles hung in front of each window and used as a separator creating a home cinema in the living room. As for the dining room, it has been set up under an especially redesigned rotunda, a 7m high shell, varnished in pastel blue. It is a reception room reflecting the grandeur of the apartment, which holds 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a hammam, a gym, a living room, a kitchen, and a flat for domestic staff, the whole spread out upon over 450m2.Save this picture!© Vincent LerouxProject gallerySee allShow lessHAY Extension / Benoit Rotteleur ArchitecteSelected ProjectsBIG Partners Up with 3D-Printing Robotics Company, ICONArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Moscow, RussiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Photographs: Vincent Leroux Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeNicolas DahanOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsMoscowOn FacebookRussiaPublished on August 19, 2020Cite: “Moscow Apartment / Nicolas Dahan Architectes” 19 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.