| 23 : 00 – 18 February 2019 |
A house for artists in Roschino designed by Chvoya Architects seeks to preserve the flora and fauna around the residence.
With exteriors clad in charred wood, the narrow volume of residential block is located at the edge of a settlement near a forest near Roschino in Russia. Measuring 5.5 meters in width, the ground floor has living, dining, bedroom spaces apart from a studio separated by a porch.
Clad in charred wooden planks
The bedrooms have a mezzanine floors adding up extra sleeping space with glazed windows providing picturesque views of the exteriors. The protruded form above the master bedroom holds a quiet space for meditation and yoga. The expansive windows in the living and dining space create a visual connection of the interiors with the exteriors.
The windows open up to picturesque forest
From the Architects –
This is a house for the family of two artists in Roschino, sixty kilometres from Saint-Petersburg. The house is located on the edge of a settlement, just by the forest. The plot is a bit sloped, it is completely covered with conifer trees forest and has two anthills on it. The position and dimensions of the building are predefined by the environment. A long narrow volume of the house is placed in such a way that it preserves all the flora and fauna of the site.
Windows on northern face capture the natural light
Floor plan – Ground + Mezzanine floor
Covered porch and living, dining spaces within the residence
View from the kitchen-dining space
The house is 30 X 5.5 meters in size. It consists of a studio and a residential part separated by a transit porch. The residential part consists of an entrance area, a kitchen-living-dining area, two bedrooms for children and guests and a master bedroom. Sleeping places in small rooms are located on the mezzanine. Above the master bedroom, in an only protrusion, there is a space for yogic meditation.
Section – Residence block showing roof levels and protrusion above master bedroom
Stairs to mezzanine level sleeping space
Following the plot’s slope, the floor level rises from the workshop to the bedrooms, while the roof level is set constant. The roof slopes to the south, so as to provide northern exposure to mezzanines in the bedrooms and the studio. Exterior of the house is faced with carbonized wooden planks.
Floor level rises from studio to the other end
Covered porch connecting studio and residence
Project details –
Project Name – House in Roschino
Location – Roschino, Leningradskaya Oblast, Russia (60.248555, 29.560778)
Architect Firm – AB CHVOYA | www.chvoya.com
Design team – Sergey Aksenov, George Snezhkin, Ilya Spiridonov, Ekaterina Rostova
Project type – Residence, Family house
Photography – © Dmitry Tsyrencshikov
Completion Year – 2018
Construction Area – 159 sq. m.