Object: Laconic minimalism
Area: 530 m2
Client: private person
Objective: a full range of work, construction, decoration, furniture supply, decoration.
According to the law of the fortress
The principles of serf construction were characteristic of the Middle Ages. The ditches filled with water, meter thick walls and awesome loopholes are irrelevant methods today. In their place came innovative technologies, means of modern protection, capable of providing housing autonomy, maximum safety and comfort.
Such a task – to build a modern house in a minimalist style, which will be completely independent in the energy sense – was set before the architect Olga Kondratskaya. The project from an engineering point of view is not easy. He demanded from the developer not only the calculation of the pile field, the installation of solar panels, but also the application of the latest developments in obtaining thermal energy. Construction took about two years, and in 2014 it was finally completed. The architectural composition of the whole, without excesses, one-story brick building consists of two wings, the link between which is the living room. In one wing there are four bedrooms, in the other – a SPA-zone with a mosaic pool, gym, sauna and massage salon. A separate entrance to the kitchen leads through the garage. The house is located in the city, but has a view of the forest, so it seemed logical to choose exactly the inner side of the facade for panoramic windows. From the front side, the house is as closed as possible from the city bustle. In the decoration of the facade were used plaster and natural slate.
“Architechture give a special form to the world, which makes our feelings, and dictates a model of behaviour”