One loft, countless facets

One loft, countless facets

It’s not a living space, its creators say, but a cocktail. Hayloft in Kiev is a lively, highly charged mixture that can be anything: experimental kitchen, art exhibition and showroom, private party location or bar – but above all, a place where plenty of friends can come together.

Architecture

Loft Büro

http://loftburo.com/

Photography

Andrey Avdeenko

http://avdeenko.com.ua/

Location

Kiev, Ukraine

Installed Gira products

Gira G1

Random switching operations for lights and blinds create the impression that someone is at home. And if you integrate the room temperature controller into the control unit, you can easily set your individual room temperature.

Gira X1

The Gira X1 is a compact mini server, one that has been developed especially for homes fitted with KNX systems. It allows you to dim the lights, automatically control your blinds, and set the temperature in every room – from afar or from the sofa, via smartphone. Tapping the potential of intelligent KNX installations has never been easier, thanks to Gira X1. Its small size also means that it won’t take up too much space. Don’t forget to contact your specialist partner in case you need help with programming, commissioning, or repairing your unit.

Gira S1

Smart Home technology makes your day-to-day life easier and enables you to control all of the systems in your home remotely. Gira S1 provides a secure encrypted connection for remote access. With this device, used in conjunction with the Gira X1 or Gira HomeServer, you can connect to your home wherever you are in the world – to switch lights on and off, close the blinds, or control the heating. The device provides encrypted remote access to your Smart Home via the Gira Smart Home app, which fully complies with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): the server is located in Germany.

Gira Studio

Stand out. Dare to try something new. Combine classic and avant-garde elements: the Gira Studio design line adds a modern edge to many different interior styles. With this line, Gira has once again created an innovative concept that emphasises aesthetics as much as functionality. Square and round. Black in black, white in white, or maybe a contrast of black and white? It's up to you to set the tone at your home. As a surface-mounted variant, the Gira Studio design line often serves as a visual highlight on walls in loft apartments.

Gira Esprit

Any room in your home should reflect your own personality. The Gira Esprit design line invites you to give your walls a unique make-over with high-quality materials: glass, metal, stainless steel, or linoleum-plywood.

Gira pushbutton sensor 3

Controlling lighting and blinds, regulating the room temperature, or setting mood scenes including lights, blinds, and music – the Gira pushbutton sensor 3 enables you to control a multitude of functions with just one button.

Each area has its own style, every function is perfectly staged. (Photo: Andrey Avdeenko)

Commercial ruin with great potential

In a run-down and uninhabitable commercial ruin, architects Oleg Volosovskyi and Elena Logvynets immediately saw the diverse possibilities for creating a sensational loft. But first a two-year structural renovation was needed: a new roof, a new façade, new supply lines and exteriors, and also state-of-the-art, efficient building services. Then the interior construction and design of the loft started. From the beginning, the quest for antiques and art went hand in hand with the interior design. Some of the objects became characteristic icons of Hayloft.  

Clever interplay of material and functionality. (Photo: Andrey Avdeenko)

Tradition meets future

The ironic prelude to the almost 200 m2 loft is a large mural next to the entrance door: the two Soviet space dogs Belka and Strelka guard the entrance, a rusty metal door in a wall of black handmade ceramic. This leads into the enormous living area which is two stories high in places. The spatial arrangement is defined by a central staircase, partly suspended from steel cables, leading to the upper level with a seating gallery and the private bedrooms. The ground floor has two focal points: firstly, a traditional fireplace whose emerald green tiles recall life in Kiev in the 17th and 18th centuries, and secondly the kitchen area set under the gallery, which also becomes a bar in the blink of an eye. 

Flexibility plays a major role not only in terms of design, but also in terms of function. (Photo: Andrey Avdeenko)

Down to the smallest detail

Despite the variety of functions of the loft and the diversity of art exhibits on display, harmoniously integrated from a wide variety of styles and epochs, everything in Hayloft is united by a consistent love of expressive detail and high value. From the solid blown glass ceiling lamps created by Oleg Volosovskyi himself to the huge historic double doors leading to the sleeping area, everything is staged with relish. The round surface-mounted installation from the Gira Studio design line, combined with the Gira KNX pushbutton sensor 3, also fit perfectly into the picture. Here, they are art – another flavour added to the cocktail. 

Stylish and harmonious: Gira Studio surface-mounted socket outlets become a design detail. (Photo: Andrey Avdeenko)

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