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Hayloft in Kyiv, Ukraine designed by Loft Buro

The Kyiv-based architecture and interior design studio Loft Buro led by Oleg Volosovskyi has recently completed ''Hayloft'' an industrial loft that is located in Kyiv, Ukraine

Project description by the architects:

Hayloft is not only a dwelling. It’s a cocktail of a restaurant, experimental kitchen, bar counter, exposition, show room, DJ place and a friendly atmosphere both for a kin and a great many friends. Hayloft space was found as a derelict commercial and absolutely uninhabitable building.  But its potential for creating a true exciting loft was sufficient to initiate two-years reconstruction of those building and a section as a living apartment. After roof, facade and interior refurbishment, arrangement of utility lines, terracing and gardening, the building took on a contemporary accommodation, with state-of-the-art heating technologies and energy-efficient solutions. Interior design was coordinated alongside with cavity design, the search of antiques and art objects. A few antiques became the icon for Hayloft and shaped a remarkable atmosphere.

Hayloft in Kyiv, Ukraine designed by Loft Buroimage © Andrey Avdeenko

An ironic welcome starts from a rusty door and a picture with Belka and Strelka, Soviet space dogs. Black ceramic handmade hallway walls link today with vanished traditions of the Etruscans or ancient civilizations in Ukraine. Disruptive “dancing” carved paneled woodwork visually softens industrial interior and hide the secret bedroom entrance. The changes of panel levels are nothing else than changes of the top floor levels.

industrial loft in Kyiv image © Andrey Avdeenko

Interior space is formed by massive metal and glass dimensions of kitchen and bathroom, cable-stayed staircase rotating around the center column and the bridge inviting to lobby and private zone with archaic gates as a stunning entrance. The heart of the house is beating in a living-room with an absorbing ceiling height and the fireplace. Emerald green tiled furnace reminds of the 17-18th centuries’ Kyiv housing tradition. This is the visual center with the kitchen zone and serves as the instrument for the cooking show. The latest technological appliances and traditional cooking in the furnace reanimate the family hearth culture, evoke delicious scents and bring us to a large dining table shared with your family.

Hayloft in Kyiv, Ukraine designed by Loft Buroimage © Andrey Avdeenko

The kitchen is an independent kingdom. “When you get into the restaurant industry for a long time, a cult of food is sure to get into your home. And if you design bars, as well as restaurants, it will slip into your interior once”. Whenever cocktails aren’t being shaken, the bar counter is hidden under a huge cutting wooden board. 

cozy living room image © Andrey Avdeenko

A feeling of colonial interior is enhanced by four living room ceiling ventilators and the second stage brick wall, which reminds us of tropical countries, as well as became an ingenious element of nighttime lighting. Ceiling lamp illuminant over the dining table is an Art object created by Oleg Volosovskyi. It consists of vintage carved hooks and massive stained-glass drops (long-standing blown furnace tradition of Western Ukraine). There’s a hidden story behind every piece of furniture.

a beautiful loft in Ukraine image © Andrey Avdeenko

Hayloft tells us a story about the tradition and memory, the ability to preserve history and create legends. About a family and its values. About creativity and art objects as a life philosophy. It is also a story of two reconstructions, an abandoned building and virtual memory of a few generations.

modern interior design image © Andrey Avdeenko

industrial loft image © Andrey Avdeenko

steel staircase image © Andrey Avdeenko

interior design with steel structure image © Andrey Avdeenko

black metallic staircase image © Andrey Avdeenko

industrial kitchen image © Andrey Avdeenko

modern kitchen image © Andrey Avdeenko

kitchen design image © Andrey Avdeenko

beautiful kitchen image © Andrey Avdeenko

Hayloft in Kyiv, Ukraine designed by Loft Buroimage © Andrey Avdeenko

steel structure used in ceiling image © Andrey Avdeenko

red side table image © Andrey Avdeenko

double volume living area image © Andrey Avdeenko

cosy living space image © Andrey Avdeenko

interior space with industrial style image © Andrey Avdeenko

industrial loft image © Andrey Avdeenko

green metallic fireplace image © Andrey Avdeenko

cozy sofa made of leather image © Andrey Avdeenko

the balcony view image © Andrey Avdeenko

terrace with green vegetation image © Andrey Avdeenko

terrace illuminated at night image © Andrey Avdeenko

kitchen at night image © Andrey Avdeenko

steel staircase in living area image © Andrey Avdeenko

down part of the steel staircase image © Andrey Avdeenko

concrete and steel image © Andrey Avdeenko

wall texture image © Andrey Avdeenko

concrete texture image © Andrey Avdeenko

washing basin in shape of wooden trunk image © Andrey Avdeenko

home decor image © Andrey Avdeenko

concrete wall image © Andrey Avdeenko

red carpet image © Andrey Avdeenko

cozy and warm bedroom image © Andrey Avdeenko

industrial bedroom image © Andrey Avdeenko

red ladder image © Andrey Avdeenko

bed side table image © Andrey Avdeenko

wooden door with nails image © Andrey Avdeenko

modern bedroom design image © Andrey Avdeenko

master bedroom image © Andrey Avdeenko

white dress image © Andrey Avdeenko

bathroom image © Andrey Avdeenko

white bathtub image © Andrey Avdeenko

bathtub image © Andrey Avdeenko

bathroom image © Andrey Avdeenko

stone waking basin image © Andrey Avdeenko

bathroom design image © Andrey Avdeenko

metalic pipes image © Andrey Avdeenko

red painting image © Andrey Avdeenko

concrete column and steel structure image © Andrey Avdeenko

decoration image © Andrey Avdeenko

wooden wall image © Andrey Avdeenko

bedroom image © Andrey Avdeenko

bed image © Andrey Avdeenko

bedroom design image © Andrey Avdeenko

stone image © Andrey Avdeenko

home decor image © Andrey Avdeenko

wooden door image © Andrey Avdeenko

sculpture on wall image © Andrey Avdeenko

electric pipe on concrete column image © Andrey Avdeenko

electric pipes image © Andrey Avdeenko

corridor image © Andrey Avdeenko

painting of dogs on the wall image © Andrey Avdeenko

staircase image © Andrey Avdeenko

hook image © Andrey Avdeenko

Ground Floor Plan

First and Second Floor plan

 

Project name: Hayloft

Architecture firm: Loft Buro 

Architect in charge: Oleg Volosovskyi, Elena Logvynets

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine

Year: 2020

Built area: 197 m²

Photography: Andrey Avdeenko


By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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