Black Star Car Wash in Moscow

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Black Star Car Wash in Moscow

Commercial Building Development in Russia – design by GRETAPROJECT

2 Mar 2019

Black Star Car Wash

Design: GRETAPROJECT

Location: Moscow, Russia

Black Star Car Wash

There was a challenging and interesting task in this project – to create a unique carwash space, resembling an art object and having a “wow” factor, but at the same time, it was crucial to save the functionality of space and provide the proper work setting for the entire facility.

Black Star Car Wash in Moscow

The difficult thing about this project was in the facility location – it is an underground part of the building in the city center, that means facing the problem of low ceilings, plenty of communication and the absence of natural light. Thus the intention was to expand the space visually and change its geometry.

Black Star Car Wash in Moscow

Black Star Car Wash in Moscow

The concept of the interior is a transformation and refraction of simple geometry of space by the shape of the pattern. The idea is performed by the combination of the dark graphite color, bright calligraphy composition, and light installations.

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Taking into account the facility function CARWASH and inspired by WYNWOOD in Miami, GRETAPROJECT created a special calligraphy pattern that consists of regularly repeated client’s label name BLACK STAR. Graphic and at the same time geometric pattern creates a memorable setting and expands enclosed space visually.

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The BLACK STAR label symbol is the black sun which was used to create the lighting structure in the form of a ring in the washing boxes. As for the entrance zone, the X-formed lighting was installed to form a contrast of the symbols. To make the interior more energetic, the linear lamps are located at 45-degree angle on both sides of the entrance and exit. It creates the visual movement of the visitor’s sight and leads the visitor to the main part of the facility. The detailing light sign is located near the entrance of the carwash, and thus it is the hallmark of the project attracting visitors’ sight.

Black Star Car Wash in Moscow

Black Star Car Wash in Moscow

Black Star Car Wash in Moscow

The cafe interior’s concept is a prolongation of simple space refraction by sophisticated geometry of the pattern applied to it. Thus, regular rectangular forms are perceived as complex geometry creating the visual effect and drawing visitors’ attention.

Black Star Car Wash in Moscow

Black Star Car Wash in Moscow

Black Star Car Wash in Moscow

In this project, the designers wanted to show how the usual forms of space transform by applying flat geometry and how the color influences the perception of the space.

Black Star Car Wash in Moscow

Black Star Car Wash in Moscow

Black Star Car Wash, Moscow – Building Information

Total area: 1200 sqm
Year: 2018
Client: Black Star
Architecture & design: GRETAPROJECT
Architects: Margarita Denisova, Maxim Kashin

Black Star Car Wash in Moscow

Black Star Car Wash in Moscow

Photography: Mikhail Loskutov

Black Star Car Wash in Moscow images / information received 020319

Location: Moscow, Russia




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