East Street Apartment
白俄罗斯建筑师和室内设计师Kanstantsin Remez在看到East Street Apartment 的那一秒就爱上了它。这座低调的 62 ㎡公寓坐落于纽约市曼哈顿中心一座历史悠久的野兽派风格建筑内。Kanstantsin 称其为“无声的归隐”；“抵御外界喧嚣的屏障。”
Belarusian architect and interior designer Kanstantsin Remez fell in love with East Street the second he laid eyes on it. The understated 62-square-metre apartment is situated in a historical Brutalist-style building in the eye of Manhattan, New York City. Kanstantsin calls it a “silent retreat”; “a shield from the hustle and bustle of the outside world.”
“我将建筑视为一种语言，关注每一个细节，通过形状、比例和纹理来表达自我，并在它们之间创造有机的关联，”Kanstantsin 说。在设计East Street Apartment 时，形状需要适应建筑物的现有体量，比例需做相应调整，选用的材料纹理需契合“静谧的归隐”之主题。
“I see architecture as a language, paying attention to every detail, expressing myself through the means of shape, proportions and textures, and building relations between them,” Kanstantsin says. When designing East Street, the shapes needed to fit within the existing volumes of the building, the proportions needed to be adjusted accordingly, and the textures needed to evoke a “silent retreat”.
Harsh textures like concrete, stone and brick, which were needed to lay the foundations, are offset by soft, reposeful textures like velvet, fur and timber.
Driving by the goal of creating a peaceful and quiet home in the middle of such a vibrant and hectic city as New York, I peeled everything that felt excessive and out of place and tried to bring balance into the abundance of forms and volumes.
Layout-wise, the living and dining areas remain open to maximise the little space that was available, while the kitchen nook creates a small pocket of privacy when cooking. The kitchen nook features the Vola 500T1-590 kitchen mixer in gold and the trizo21 Audy-Wall 1S wall light.The space is simple, comfortable, neat and suitable.
Different sounds of beige play throughout the dining room, imparting a collection of minimalist, gentle spaces which don’t overwhelm the senses. While being dressed in beige, the interiors were also undressed of anything excessive or unnecessary, helping to carve out this minimalist aesthetic.
Marble storage cabinets line the entrance hall instead of an idle walk-in closet, leading to the bedroom and bathroom – standing at one corner silently, like a giant, tucked away to elude any “hustle and bustle”.
The bedroom is deocorate with white and beige.It seems that the carved window is half-asleep, one half is in the light, and the other is in the dark, which can be slightly sensed, with a faint gleam.
“By peeling away anything that felt out of place, I was able to bring balance into the abundance of forms and volumes,” Kanstantsin says.
Kanstantsin also said,“The design is based on a combination of different volumes, tuning their proportions, creating a dialogue between them.”
One deep wooden chair is pictured in the bathroom, along with the silver metal shower mixer and two silver round ceiling light. Also， the basin is equipped with the Trove recessed mirrored cabinet and Rockwell medium wall hung basin from The Water Monopoly.
显而易见，Kanstantsin Remez 设计的East Street Apartment，辟一方净土，守一室清心，得一身安然。
East Street Apartment by Kanstantsin Remez affirms that even amid all the chaos, rare moments of stillness and repose can be found.