We often associate a project with a season. In the case of Mureli House, we immediately think of summer, because it was during the hottest moments of July that this family home was finished. With a name that is Ukrainian for “apricots” and architecture that echoes this denomination, you enter a home that is the result of a vision with meaning.
In the past, MAKHNO Studio has already brought us several phenomenal projects that we wanted to present to you. Today, we continue so since you do not want to miss out on this creation. We are familiar with their focus on architecture, design, and ceramics and know what to expect from their house style, which unites Ukrainian traditions with Japanese wabi sabi influences. Mureli House confirms that habit and takes everything to a higher level. It concerns a family home in Kyiv that is unique in numerous ways. For example, it incorporated the highest number of products from the workshop of founder Serhii Makhno since a long time. Next to this, 90% of the furniture and materials comes from Ukraine. It is therefore not only a home that a family will cherish for many years to come, but also a representative taste of what the country has to offer in contemporary style. From the moment you step inside, Mureli House showcases one of its eyecatchers: the entrance hall. High ceilings, five giant Khmara lamps above your head, and walls with texture. Craftsmen were given a serious challenge with the handrails of the stairs, given that they consist of bent wood. At the same time, the hall sets the tone for the entire residence by masterly combining softness, texture, and shapes. After your arrival, you can continue towards a pair of sliding doors, which give way to a spacious dining table that can seat up to twelve people. At the right side of the doors, there is the primary living area, with a fireplace that is also an aesthetic added value to the room during the hottest months. A second pair of sliding doors, this time transparent and airtight, leads to the kitchen. It was important for the owners that they could freely experiment with dishes without all kinds of aromas spreading throughout the other parts of the house.
An obvious proof of high quality and conceptual dare.
On the upper floor, the rather beige and cream-colored palette of downstairs changes into pink tints, as is obvious in the bedroom, dressing, and bathroom. The tiles, lighting, and washbasin were all designed and produced by the studio themselves. Both the most important elements and the details were treated with the same attention and depth, which makes for a cohesive home. Perhaps the most special characteristic of this project is the fact that the walls and ceilings have curves that resemble the shape of an apricot. Not an easy task for the architects, but one that clearly bears its fruits. Besides, the cabinet furniture still fits the walls perfectly: an obvious proof of high quality and conceptual dare.
At Mureli Home, the sweet taste and round shape of apricots were at the foundation of the design process. With this project, MAKHNO Studio brings another commission to a good end and simultaneously made us look twice when demonstrating this architectural highlight. Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
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