The house in the Moscow suburbs

The house along Istra Reservoir bank is a dacha, which is intended for a family vacation, but not for permanent living. The main building was adapted and designed for pre-existing foundations. In the main volume are located the rooms, which are typical for a normal house too: a living-room with a kitchen-dining room, a home office this is also a guest bedroom, several children’s rooms, a master bedroom and a number of mechanical rooms. A layout of the house is organized with an account of viewpoints to both sides of the land, but with a priority to the backyard - there are two spacious terraces, which also will serve as a place for rest. Considering the large spot of the construction itself and the proportions of the site, we were striving to create a co-dimensioned house volume. In this way occurred different-level slightly downturned pitched roofs and several flat sections, which are bringing a variety to the architecture. A short adjacent building, which is connected with a glass passage, is a bath complex with a series of premises, intended for traditional ways of relaxation. Natural materials are used in the project: a sandstone that is mainly used on the level of the first floor and larch. Due to the large glazed planes, there is no sense of architectural insulation and weightiness.

About the project

400 m²
object area
team members

Team members

Evgeny Zadorozhniy

founding partner / senior architect

Karolina Sholokhova

project leader / senior architect

Dmitry Konovalov

project leader / architect