Ruetemple adds children's playhouse to bedroom in Russian summer house

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To allow parents more time in bed, Russian architecture studio Ruetemple has added a play area above the master bedroom at this summer house to keep the children occupied (+ slideshow).

Sleep and play interior by Ruetemple in Moscow Russia

The studio was tasked with creating a bedroom inside the house in Russia that would be convenient for both parents and children.

Sleep and play interior by Ruetemple in Moscow Russia

To do this, the architects added a multi-level play area above the bed – incorporating a small playhouse and secret room.

Sleep and play interior by Ruetemple in Moscow Russia

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The family comes to their summer house for the weekend and, like all working people, they dream of having a good sleep on Saturday and Sunday after a hard week in town," said the architects. "But all the children are early birds. They wake their parents up early in the morning."



"Of course, greeting the morning in the company of one's kids is very nice, but we decided to suggest an unusual option, when everybody will be together without disturbing each other and everybody will be happy," they continued.

Sleep and play interior by Ruetemple in Moscow Russia

To try and retain a calm environment, the architects built the entire structure – including a podium with a bed, the two upper levels and a staircase – using timber and pine. The remaining walls are painted white.

Sleep and play interior by Ruetemple in Moscow Russia

White nets are used to protect the children from falling, as well as allowing them to climb to the uppermost level.

Sleep and play interior by Ruetemple in Moscow Russia

"We didn't use any other bright colours," the architects said. "They are going to emerge naturally while the family will be interiorising the space."

Sleep and play interior by Ruetemple in Moscow Russia

On the ground level, a door disguised as a mirror provides access to a secret room.

Throughout the day, skylights and large windows provide the space with lots of natural light.

Sleep and play interior by Ruetemple in Moscow Russia

Ruetemple is made up of architects Alexander Kudimov and Daria Butahina. The duo's previous projects include a play and study area in another Russian home, and a plywood artist's studio that combines areas for storage, seating and sleeping.

The project was completed as part of a television show called Cottage Solution for Russian broadcaster NTV.

Photography is by the architects.

Diagrammatic section of sleep and play interior by Ruetemple in Moscow Russia
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Section of sleep and play interior by Ruetemple in Moscow Russia
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Sectional perspective of sleep and play interior by Ruetemple in Moscow Russia
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  • thepixinator

    Slippery wooden stairs with no hand rail, kids bouncing and screaming on hardwoods and nets suspended above your head, no interior walls, and bright white walls and natural light everywhere. This does NOT spell relaxation, at least not to me.

    I really don’t get how someone thinks that the exact opposite of soothing could be good design for a restful weekend home.

  • Durgen Jensen

    You can stay in bed but you won’t be doing any sleeping!

  • bwd

    Wait, I’m confused, the collaboration with a boarding school or orphanage?

  • Leo

    I bet the children love this, but I agree that this is not very relaxing for the parents. “Interiorise” does not exist in my dictionary.