The inspiration for this recently remodeled apartment in Moscow is Japanese through and through. Designed by local firm M17, the mostly open-plan space is demarcated only by a 62-foot long wall of polygonal wood veneer panels (the shapes are to reference jagged stone mountains) and another wall that slides to reveal a tea ceremony room. Then, there are the small indoor garden and walls and cabinetry covered with wooden planks, all nods to the clients' interest in Zen Buddhism and traditional Japanese architecture. Meditative minimalism, anyone?
∙ Louise and Graeme Bell [The Design Files]
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