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Private villa, Moscow (RU)

A Moscow interior

A villa in Moscow uses a variety of Italian floor and wall tile collections to create styles ranging from classical to contemporary
Author
Katrin Cosseta
Surfaces
FAP
Year of completion
2019

Millennium Park is a luxury residential development in the Moscow suburbs, a kind of elite satellite village located about twenty kilometres from the Russian capital dotted with villas, residences built in the widest range of architectural styles (all strictly qualified by the prefix “neo”), canals, lakes and themed gardens. In this setting, a two-floor private villa reflects a concept of luxury that combines minimalism and opulence, modern linearity and classical taste.
With its large, bright interiors illuminated by floor-to-ceiling windows, the project stands out for its highly theatrical domestic ambience in the ground-floor open-plan living space. This environment consists of a number of seamlessly communicating spaces, including a reception area, dining room and kitchen, as well as a music room with a grand piano reclining below the stairs. While the building’s envelope adopts a highly contemporary spirit epitomised by the use of dominant white together with a palette of sober greys, the stairs with their glass parapet and clean styling, the dynamic counterpoints of the faceted pillar and the varying heights of the false ceilings, at the same time the furniture and finishings reveal a more decorative intent. The use of velvet, tufted upholstery, burnished brass, discreet chandeliers and art deco sofas reflects a classical taste that culminates in the marble of the floors, a supremely luxurious material that has been chosen here in the more contemporary and hi-tech version of porcelain stoneware. The chosen product is the Roma Statuario Lux collection in a 75×150 cm size from FAP Ceramiche, which supplied the surface coverings for the various rooms in the home as part of a total-look concept. A surface covering that faithfully reproduces the veins of this classic marble extends over the entire ground floor, creating a sense of seamless continuity between one functional area and another, including the hi-tech kitchen. The large, strictly white central island extends towards the living room with a dining counter. The kitchen itself, divided into preparation, cooking and storage zones, is recessed into a large niche set against a dark grey stone-effect ceramic tiled wall, a material that creates an attractive colour contrast and stands out for its slightly raised graphic elements (Maku Trace Dark 40×60 cm) with a taste that is more ethnic than classical.
The tiles also play a key role in the master and guest bathrooms, creating more contemporary appeal and drawing from a variety of styles: from Calacatta marble mosaics and surfaces with a wave pattern to vintage style hexagonal ceramic floor tiles (Firenze collection), and even the minimalist dynamism of a white-body tile (Lumina White Gloss) with a 3D diamond decoration. As well as being the most intimate spaces in the home, the bathrooms also become the location for greater expressive freedom, customisation and aesthetic experimentation. Ultimately, these too are vital aspects of well-being.

Tiles
FAP ceramiche, Roma - Maku - Boston - Lumina - Firenze - Terra
Type
porcelain stoneware
Sizes
75x150 - 40x60 - 25x75 - 25x21,5 - 7,5x30 - 50x110 - 30x30
Technical characteristics
Stain resistance (ISO 10545-14): conforme
Frost resistance (ISO 10545-12): conforme
Thermal shock resistance (ISO 10545-9): conforme
Crazing resistance (ISO 10545-11): conforme
Linear thermal expansion (ISO 10545-8): conforme
Certifications and awards
LEED
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