a home for the digital age

 

UR bureau highlights how technology and digital information pervade our everyday lives with the design of this 67 sqm apartment. the interior juxtaposes cool greys in the main social space with bright accent colors in the bedrooms and shower room. the project also integrates glitch art elements to reflect the digital age. 

 

‘digital noise has penetrated into those areas of life that people used to leave for privacy,’  says rustеm urazmetov of UR bureau.‘in the new reality, even being in your home, everyone, one way or another, is exposed to it.’

UR bureau's 'glitch apartment' pairs cool greys with bold accent colors
images courtesy of UR bureau

 

 

the program is organized around a central column, which serves as the functional and visual core of the home. it comprises a sofa area, a dining table, and part of the kitchen.

 

rather than creating a calm and neutral space for relaxation, urazmetov decided instead not to fight noise, but to utilize the glitch effect as an artistic tool embodying the digitalization of our lives. within the context of the apartment, glitch aesthetics acts as a connecting element between humans and technology. glitch inspired elements can be found throughout the interior design: from the pixelated shower tiles to the matrix-like central core.

 

the designer says, ‘glitch problematizes digital culture, it can be considered a manifesto of the unique aesthetics of software. due to new forms, art has entered the sphere of everyday life, where it has become a universal symbolic language. it is here that glitch aesthetics becomes a formative strategy, where an error, failure, noise or malfunction turns into a building material for a work of art.’

UR bureau's 'glitch apartment' pairs cool greys with bold accent colors
energizing orange adorns one of the bedrooms

UR bureau's 'glitch apartment' pairs cool greys with bold accent colors
the cool grey entrance leads to a bright green shower room

UR bureau's 'glitch apartment' pairs cool greys with bold accent colors
pixelated shower tiles

 

UR bureau's 'glitch apartment' pairs cool greys with bold accent colors
the apartment is organized around a multifunctional core

UR bureau's 'glitch apartment' pairs cool greys with bold accent colors
the core element comprises a sofa area, a dining table, and part of the kitchen

UR bureau's 'glitch apartment' pairs cool greys with bold accent colors
close-up of the sofa area

 

 

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UR bureau’s ‘glitch apartment’ pairs cool greys with bold accent colors
 
UR bureau’s ‘glitch apartment’ pairs cool greys with bold accent colors
 
UR bureau’s ‘glitch apartment’ pairs cool greys with bold accent colors
 
UR bureau’s ‘glitch apartment’ pairs cool greys with bold accent colors
 

project info:

 

name: glitch apartment

architecture firm: UR bureau (rustеm urazmetov)

area: 67 sqm

 

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edited by: lynne myers | designboom