COORDINATION Berlin has designed and completed a new
private apartment in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Located on the
30+ floor in the highest and most prominent building of the
city, the Esentai Tower, this apartment is aimed to be a place
for sensory and intellectual stimulation as well as a refuge for
reflection and relaxation.
The brief for the project was to create a setting purely for leisure,
mainly intended for weekend breaks or short stays. This
freed the design from the practical limitations usually associated
with residential projects and made it a one-of-a-kind
opportunity for the design team. Enjoying the full trust of
the local client couple, COORDINATION was able to freely
create and realise a vision of a very individual yet site-specific
Starting with a blank core & shell canvas the space was
equipped with everything necessary for a luxurious
multi-sensory experience celebrating a very unique setting.
Initially intended as a three-bedroom apartment the layout
was turned into a luxurious one-bedroom loft-style space.
The scope of the project encompassed the complete spatial
planning, interior architecture and engineering. This included
the design and selection of all surfaces, lights, built-in
furniture elements, kitchen units, loose & bespoke furniture
pieces, accessories, design editions and a curated, bespoke art
selection. Every joint and screw was considered and carefully
planned to create a completely harmonious experience.
The L-shaped floorplan was composed with a clear spatial
hierarchy between social and private areas. It reveals 270° city
views while „leaning“ against the impressive setting of the
surrounding Tian-Shan mountains. The use of landscaperelated
structures and natural metaphors helped to shape the
floorplan, spatial rhythm and atmospheres of the individual
areas. Certain areas where emphasized by sloping and shifting
and create physical sensations uncommon in a normal
home. The experience is a new sensation of space, elegantly
flowing without interruption.