Discover the unique blend of education and leisure at the new institution on Alexandra Monakhova Street in New Moscow. Renowned architects Andrey Karyaev and Daria Bylinkina have seamlessly combined a private school and a cafe, creating a cozy multifunctional space for children and parents.
The visionary English teacher who, after a fulfilling maternity leave, embarked on a journey to establish her own business—a distinct English children’s school. Situated on the ground floor of the LCD “Buninsky Meadows,” the project initially faced challenges. The couple attempted to handle it independently, constructing an anthresol structure, but encountered setbacks. Professional architects stepped in to transform the space.
Architectural Challenges and Solutions:
Daria Bylinkina and Andrey Karyaev encountered immediate challenges with metal structures hindering the optimal layout for the cafe. With strategic adjustments, they moved a section of the wall, facilitating the installation of key elements in the cafe, including a sink and refrigerators. Innovative design concealed structural issues, creating a seamless and functional environment.
Optimizing the Space:
The architects maximized the 115 square meters available, incorporating classrooms for English and chess, a dance area with a ballet machine, the owner’s personal office, and a cafe. Custom-made furniture, predominantly crafted by Delta Group, defines the architecture, while carefully selected elements like Deephouse chairs, Anni Haus bar chairs, Katsu chunks, and lighting from Loft It, ST Luce, and Maytoni contribute to the overall aesthetic.
Design Philosophy and Soviet Constructivism:
The project aimed for a cohesive interior, emphasizing light colors and abundant wood. The bright and inviting design leading to classrooms reflects a touch of Soviet constructivism, enticing young students. The architects successfully achieved their goal—children enjoy spending time in the space, playing, and exploring secluded corners.
The English children’s school and cafe in New Moscow stand as a testament to innovative design and functionality. The architects’ commitment to overcoming challenges resulted in a space that not only meets the needs of the clients but also captivates the imagination of its young visitors.