The building which houses this apartment was built in the early C20th, originally as a mansion apartment block operating for the profit of the neighbouring church. Oleg Klodt replanned the interiors, with the idea of creating a large central open-plan space. One of the most unusual design features was the mirrored wall, which divides the open-space area from the bathroom which adjoins it. We’d never previously used brick as a finishing material – but in this project the original pre-1917-revolution brickwork was still in place, alongside the old heating network, and the chimneys. This ‘loft’-style approach contrasts neatly with the high-end simply-figured furniture.