When you can afford to turn two existing condos into a single-floor-spanning unit, the cost of city living is unlikely to slow down your incredible ideas for interior decoration. Somewhere between an ultra-minimal modernist dream home and the set of some timeless abstract firm, this cinematic condo combines stark white rooms with an expansive array of colorful lighting elements.
Flexible, versatile and open, the plan is spacious and the views are sweeping – each room opens up into the next and strange same-colored lighting ties the entire set of spaces together under a single roof at the flip of a switch.
A combination of naturally changing direct and indirect daylight light as well as bright colors of artificial lights make for an ever-shifting scenographic experience.
The built-in architectural furnishings and stark lighting elements become as much the decor as the occasional decorative plant or framed painting.
Still, one has to wonder if there is a hidden ‘price’ to all of this (beyond the actual design-and-installation bills). Living in a movie-like environment might sound like fun, but keeping such a huge space clean is a task in itself. And while these multi-colored lights may make for a fun night-club atmosphere are they really practical for comfortable day-to-day living? Nothing against AA Design studio – their execution was excellent and the spaces are amazing – but whether they will love living in it is ultimately up to the creative clients who commissioned the condo reconstruction in the first place.
“AAstudio is a Bucharest – based interior design studio established in 2005 by Alex Adam and Roger Pop. From the very beginning the office participated in various design projects: scenography and stage settings for the film “Amen” directed by Costas Gavras as well as restoration and numerous residential interior design projects in Romania .”
The studio is focusing on creating residential and public interior design, as well as furniture design with characteristics as innovation, attention to detail and optimal aesthetic. aa studio has been responsible for the design of over 25 projects in Romania. The best known work is the apartment 4BS – an unconventional interior design of a three room apartment combining elements from the aesthetics of the ’60s – ’70s and contemporary minimalism, creating a stenographic effect transforming the 400 square meters residence, which lives from and through light. In 2011, aa studio was invited to participate in the international exhibition ‘The fresh light of Corian’ organized within the Milan Design Week.”