Aljona Kolesznikova – 27y, Hungary – Freelance Designer/
Architect (ENSA Marseille 2012), collaborated with such companies as Grandi Stazioni, Techno-Studio, E-Concept.
Previously worked as an architectural designer at Ofﬁcina Architetti, Milan, 2014-15 and Design Italiano, Odessa, 2014.
Sergii Borodenko – 27y, Ukraine – Architectural Designer/
(Domus Academy 2012) at Ofﬁcina Architetti, Milan, 2012-2017. Responsible for facade, interior design, CG – Art with an experience in project management and local regulations consultancy.
Being architects each of us had limitless possibilities to practice in numerous ﬁelds that in addition to architecture and interior design have included also service and strategy development, woodworking, graphics design, classical painting and even web design. I Finally after exhibiting a Rainf Forest project at Fuorisalone 2017, we have decided that it’s a good time to make a step forward, uniting under the name of 20144 Studio.
Under the pressure of up to 15 kbars, within temperatures reaching 1000 OC random minerals reorganize themselves and recrystallize forming marbles, quartzites and other geological textures. An effect called “Metamorphism” – literally “change in form”. A process that occurs naturally beneath Earth’s surface and that is being reproduced artiﬁcially by human. This is one of numerous other techniques mastered by people characterize an eternal ambition of reorganizing the world around you. What once was a mix of mineral powders turns into a dense solid stoneware, an industrial zone becomes a dwelling, and a factory becomes a loft for a couple of 30-years-old modern commuters who intend to reuse and recycle what the place offers.
This concept of morphing the space has been reproduced both in the volumetric design solutions that are shaped by the axis of preexisting elements (like wall directions and a stairs radius) and completely deprived of actual furniture, as well as by the color scheme intended to look like as if it has being assembled using tiles found on site together with new porcelain stoneware pieces ﬁlling the missing parts of the pattern.
The ﬂoor was split onto 3 irregular areas, each using a it’s unique combination of Caesar tiles to represent a different level of contrast:
1. Light contrast – Entrance area – Technolito Alhambra Strutturato / Chalk Legivato – similar tiles slightly diverse in tone and mainly different in ﬁnishing.
2. Moderate contrast – Central part – Noce Verso / Classico Verso – achromatic solution within a similar texture of a different lightness.
3. Strong contrast – Rest of the living room space and a shower – Anima Calacatta Oro / Layers Trend – a part that introduces color to the space represented with large blue and warm white panels.
Regarding vertical surfaces and volumetric solutions the aim was to use the limitations of the layout as beneﬁts for the design. Following this logics, an opened shower area covered with 120×240 Anima Calacatta wall panels highlighted inbuilt illumination and underlined by bronze elements (such as industrial pipe showers, moldings, drainage etc.) has appeared as an extension of a living room that is to underline the intimacy and a personal approach of a client’s living space. Described area is only being partly covered with a bronze grill that follows the same pattern as the wall that is attached to. Mentioned wall that goes along of an entire room is covered with a mix of diagonal 60×30 tiles of Versilia and Noce Verso, some of which carry tropical plants and downlights.
All the mentioned elements and textures serve as a background, supporting a vibrant central composition of a Calacatta platform extruded from the stairs circular basis and acting as a lounge area within the space. Bronze basis and large tropical ﬂowers in the central part together with deep turquoise upholstery elements are to give a REVERB of luxurious italian villas of the past. (e.g. Necchi-Campiglio) and to weave a part of outside into the ﬁnal ambience, Besides serving for esthetical purposes of rendering a concept of Metamorphic crystallization, such a fractional patchwork is being thought to present a signiﬁcant variety of Caesar products in a single space within diverse use scenarios showing off a visual comparison between similar products, that is to simplify the choice of potential customers.