Местоположение: Беларусь, Минск
Location: Belarus, Minsk
The customer's requirements were minimal — so that the building could be used for recreation both in summer and in winter. The desired combination of rooms included a living and dining room, a bedroom, a bathroom and a sauna with a relaxation room, as well as a garage for garden equipment. As a result, the living area was 86 square meters, the area together with the terraces and garage-160 square meters.
By the beginning of the discussion of the project with the customer, I already had an idea for the house. Once I won the international competition called "City dweller’s house in the outdoors" and had a well-thought-out material. Therefore, when I saw the initial situation, I was happy to offer my idea to the customer. All I had to do was to adapt it to the landscape and layout. Since this was our third joint project, the customer accepted my proposals immediately without too many discussions. The process went fast and smoothly, the customer liked everything and accepted the proposed ideas with small remarks.
The idea of the house is in airplane-like form, where ‘wings’ are the house itself, and the body of the ‘plane’ is a terrace and a pier directed to the lake. In the middle of the house, there is an opening-terrace, which unites two landscape zones – the front and the back. The house consists of two parts - residential and auxiliary. The residential part has a huge sliding stained glass 5,5 m long.
The main idea of the house is the interpenetration of architecture and landscape. Along the main and the opposite rear facade there are monorails, along which the shutters move. If necessary, they cover the central open courtyard and thus connect the house in one continuous volume. They are also used as sun protection devices.
The structure of the house is frame, made of plywood frames. At the time of assembly, the house looked like a dinosaur skeleton. The facade cladding is also made of plywood. This design allows you to make a house cheap and efficient, both in terms of thermal protection and the speed of assembly and installation. As heating, an electric boiler with a water heat carrier is used, which distributes heat through the pipes of the heating floor.
The facing is tinted in dark gray-the color of a traditional Belarusian rural house. As a result of tinting, an interesting effect was obtained: the plywood began to play with "malachite" patterns of gray shades.
The walls and floor are designed in a single color scheme, gray, which creates an accent on the landscape outside the window. The house is simple and minimalist, so the furniture was chosen in a Scandinavian style, close to the idea of the house.
The construction was completed in record time — in two months. The construction was carried out by the Belarusian company "Divid-stroy".
Alexander Kratovich Zbigniewicz (Александр Кратович Збигневич)
Other team members:
Alexander Kratovich Architecture and Design Studio (Студия архитектуры и дизайна Александра Кратовича);
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