Architects: Slava Balbek, Anna Riabova
Design: Sasha Kozynets
Project Area: 40 sq.m.
Project Year: 2018
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Photo credits: Yevhenii Avramenko
Syndicate is a showroom and dressmaking workshop located in an old building with uneven walls and narrowed spaces.
We decided to use the distorted space effect: depending on the complexity and geometry of the floor plan we folded up the axis of parallel and perpendicular lines in relation to the floor tile and installed frameless glass windows fitted into the walls straightened by gypsum board. The only original elements left were the old floor tiles and lath and plaster ceiling, which of course was cleaned, thoroughly dusted and prepared for use.
The result was a perimeter with absolutely even white walls, simple forms and straight angles. Another important spatial solution worth mentioning is a mirror panel. Therefore we preserved the functionality of the space and achieved the desired visual effect.