Multipurpose transformer cube enlivens this modern Russian cottage

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Capable of turning rooms into multipurpose spaces for various functions, transformer furniture never ceases to amaze and delight. In this remodelling project of a Russian cottage, architects Alexander Kudimov and Daria Butahina of Ruetemple transformed a 33-square-meter (355-square-foot) area into a dynamic living space for rest, play and work, focusing on the son and daughter of the client couple.

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The designers explain on Dezeen:

This is country house in a remote settlement far from the big city. The clients complained that they lacked a sense of rhythm and dynamism in life. That is why we decided to make an interior which would not allow them to feel bored.

We decided to create a space free from typical furniture. It was necessary to design a study space, guest sleeping accommodation and a space for various types of recreation, so that one could sit with a book, watch a movie, or welcome a crowd of friends, have a dance party and then accommodate everybody for a night, all in one room.

It seems like a lot to pack into one space, but this diverse set of functions is suitably served by a giant black cube that shifts, rolls and realigns to either become a long line of seating, or a semi-closed sleeping space, or anything in between.

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© Ruetemple
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© Ruetemple

At the other end of the space, fixed furniture has been installed for the parental units to work on. There is a staircase leading up to the upper level, and shelves that also function as a ladder up to a private, net-covered nook overhanging the workspace.

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© Ruetemple
© Ruetemple

Upstairs, an awkward space on the mezzanine has been covered with construction netting to make it an usable and fun hammock-like space for relaxation.

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© Ruetemple

Balancing child's play with adult work and family entertaining, there are lots of ingenious and lively details in this modern cottage that can morph to the mood of the moment. See more over at Dezeen and Ruetemple.

Tags: Kids | Small Spaces | Transformer Furniture

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