This modern apartment in Kiev, Ukraine was envisioned and developed by architect Irina Mayetnaya and Mikhail Golub. The apartment layout planning was limited by all windows facing one side of the building. The goal was to create a modern and functional apartment for a young family with children, all within a total surface of 1,000 square feet (about 93 square meters).

One of the main challenges the designers had to overcome was ensuring that enough natural light would make its way inside the apartment. Three rooms were therefore planned around the window wall: the main living room, the children’s room and the office space. The latter was connected to the kitchen through floor to ceiling glass doors, an ingenious way permitting light to advance inside the house. In this particular case, the kitchen becomes the center of the crib, the place for all the family to get together. The sofa and dining table are nearby, each having a clever strategic position. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Mikhail Golub]