Studio11 members describe themselves as a group of young architects and designers – led by architects Maksim Vavinski, Tatiana Kashuro, Alexandr Zhmakin –, that specialises in creating modern living and public interiors.
The young Belarusian studio wanted to take one step further on the simple industrial aesthetic that characterises many architecture and design offices nowadays.
Studio11 combined industrial finishes with plush furnishings and colourful art to create the interior of its own workspace in Minsk.
While they added flashes of colour and texture, they also chose to keep to keep many of the original space’s finishes. A raw and industrial space which most of the emerging studios and entrepreneurs could find nowadays. Studio11 customised that space and made it personal through objects that reflect the tastes and history of the team.
When you enter the space a rich blue strip welcomes you makes your eyes travel through the walls, and is not even stopped by the curtains. Curtains throughout the studio stretch floor-to-ceiling, and their lowest section has been painted with a matching effect.
It’s a studio of 92 square meters divided into two sections. The largest side contains a workspace, a small lounge area and a materials library. The other side contains a second workspace, and a generous kitchen and social area.
“It is safe to say that this space gathers up our professional preferences and is a physical expression of personal philosophy in design,” said the trio.
“Here, one can find a number of techniques and objects that were used in our projects,” explain the architects. “Things like this are very dear to us. They fill the workspace with personal history and additional internal meaning.”
These blue tones contrast with the other elements in the space. A warm and red light, the salmon-pink counter in the kitchen to a red chair and stool in the lounge area.
A rough concrete screed fills the pavement and adds some deepness with a very light shade of grey.
The block coloured space creates a striking backdrop to the various artworks, particularly a large painting by Belarusian artist Zakhar Kudin.
Living with the artworks we also find a small glass-block partition, which separates a private study desk from a tall chest of drawers, and an assortment of large plants.
Photographies thanks to Studio11