KOSMOS builds a black calm island for airport lounge in russia
 

KOSMOS builds a black calm island for airport lounge in russia

designed by KOSMOS architects in collaboration with dmitry potryasaev, the project is a result of a competition held by koltsovo, an international airport serving yekaterinburg, a city in the ural mountains, russia. aiming to avoid the typical image of an airport lounge, the design team has created a boundless black space enlivened by green plants, professionally placed lights, and a sophisticated selection of materials.

KOSMOS builds a black calm island for airport lounge in russia
all photos by dmitry lyalin

 

in order to oppose the tendency of grey-beige hues in neutral, generic, and soft lounge areas, KOSMOS has designed a dark space with a completely relaxing atmosphere where the passengers can really detach themselves from the airport’s crowds, noise, and rush. like in the painting of arnold böcklin, the team’s reference, the idea was to create a dark, isolated island of total calm, filled with greenery.

KOSMOS builds a black calm island for airport lounge in russia

 

 

the lounge is a dark room — completely painted in black and filled with plants, mirrors, and soft armchairs in the niches, the space allows tired passengers to fully relax and forget the hectic airport environment. just looking at the pictures, one can feel the moist fresh air the architects have brought into the room with the green palm trees and the oval granite bath of calm, still water.

KOSMOS builds a black calm island for airport lounge in russia

 

KOSMOS builds a black calm island for airport lounge in russia

 

KOSMOS builds a black calm island for airport lounge in russia    

 

KOSMOS builds a black calm island for airport lounge in russia

 

KOSMOS builds a black calm island for airport lounge in russia
arnold böcklin – isle of the dead

 

KOSMOS builds a black calm island for airport lounge in russia

 

project info:

 

architects: KOSMOS architectsdmitry potryasaev

location: koltsovo airport, yekaterinburg, russia

greenery: ficus-design

photography: dmitry lyalin

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