In the middle of a busy city, Ursa Studio designed this beautiful apartment, which needed a minimalist look without feeling empty. The right choices make the project a home with a soul and plenty of character. Comfort and aesthetics clearly should not be at the expense of each other.
A common impression with minimalist interiors is that they often do not look very cosy. Ursa Studio tried to avoid that in this project, and they had several strategies at their disposal to do so. The studio is based in Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, and that is also where Hayat Park 182 is located. This is a 182-square-metre apartment located in Almaty's luxurious Hayat residential district. According to Ursa Studio, the interior of the residence is the perfect reflection of their philosophy and aesthetics. For them, minimalism is not just a short-lived trend, but a necessary way of living for those residing in big cities. Achieving that minimalist result required a lot of technical and visual solutions. Of course, the biggest challenge remained to create an environment that felt not only functional and light, but also warm and comfortable.
Glass floor lamps and chandeliers form subtle contrasts and give an airy result
From the apartment, the residents have impressive views of the surrounding nature, and this had to be reflected in the interior as well. An obvious choice was to use as many natural materials as possible. Wooden panels, parquet flooring, and stone now give a warm, cosy atmosphere to the abode. Soft furnishings are made in warm, light tones, providing the necessary balance. Glass floor lamps and chandeliers form subtle contrasts and give an airy result. In this apartment, we find mainly straight lines for a clean effect. However, the colours and materials that were used ensure that the whole never feels cool. The result of this thoughtful vision is not only that the residents can actually breathe here after a long day in the bustling city, but also that they can enjoy a timeless interior for a long time in which trends have no place, but subtlety all the more. Visualisations by Ursa Studio