Ukrainian architect Sergey Makhno brings together Japanese aesthetics with the tradition of his country in this stunning penthouse apartment he designed for his own family. Take a look at this house decor inspired by nature!

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We are all familiar with kintsugi, the Japanese technique of fixing broken ceramics with gold as a way to turn something imperfect into something precious, a practice that is, in fact, part of a wider Japanese philosophy called wabi-sabi, which sees all imperfect and incomplete things as possessing a beauty of their own. Wabi-sabi also appreciates irregularity, asymmetry, and transience, hence its love for natural materials and shapes.

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Despite its rural look and feel, the apartment is equipped with contemporary amenities that guarantee a comfortable home interior for its inhabitants.

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As is often the case with architects building their own houses, the Wabi-Sabi house decor has some experimental touches as well and features many of Makhno’s own lighting and furniture design.

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The main experiment here was to add a conceptual approach to the overall design, based on the theory of the four elements: earth is represented by the clay on the walls, fire and water are symbolized by various artworks, while the space between objects and rooms stands for air.

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More like sculptures than functional objects, Makhno’s metal lampshades hang in the dining area and one of the bedrooms, as a way of incorporating a contemporary element to the overall earthy and natural home interior. Their own imperfections also demonstrate how the ancient philosophy of wabi-sabi can find new applications in contemporary house design.

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