A New York couple’s Berlin pied à terre redesigned as a quiet retreat with tasteful muted colours, by BruzkusBatek architects.
Arriving by elevator, one comes first to the kitchen, which gives way to the replace, integral with the concrete utility column, central to the structure. The kitchen cupboards, constructed of light coloured wood, blend invisibly until opened. Their frontage leads into the monochrome living area, with vintage furniture in chartreuse and petrol grey, together with the sculptured, golden side-table providing the only colour accents. The extensive arrangement of large, potted plants, with evergreen on the outside terrace, designed by Anja Knoth, contribute to a relaxing atmosphere in this room. At the end of the hall, past an installation of uorescent light tubes, are the private rooms. The existing bathrooms have been upgraded with selected furniture and coloured grey, as has the master bedroom and the guest room, which features an all round mirrored walk-in wardrobe. In these two rooms, with their muted colours, the petrol and chartreuse accents are repeated on integral sideboards. All of the furniture and lighting for this design were selected by BruzkusBatek.
TEAM Patrick Batek, Ester Bruzkus, Holger Duwe, Miriam Nicolai
COMPLETION April 2016
AREA 125 sqm
SCOPE OF WORK LP 1-9
EXTERIOR Anja Knoth, Berlin
PHOTOGRAPHER Jens Bösenberg