Belarus, Minsk region
Combined cast-in-place and steel frame
GREEN House is a place for a young and active family, who have energy in full swing for gatherings with friends and gardening. We successfully included the house in the challenging terrain of the site. If one looks at it from the side of the drive to the house, the main volume is not visible — we hid it behind the terrain.
On the south side, the site adjoins a birch grove. Shortly, the owners will make a landscape design and enjoy the views. Nature not only surrounds the house but also gets inside in the form of the main detail of the project — a small greenhouse. There, the owners can grow fresh herbs all year round.
The space-planning solution consists of two rectangular volumes embedded in each other. The house visually soars above the ground due to the use of anthracite columns and dark stony tiles in the basement.
The roof is a combination of pitched and flat elements. In the slope part, our team formed a space of 1.5 floors with ribbon glazing.
We used a lot of panoramic glazing in the project. It lets natural light inside and opens up views of the surrounding landscape.
Our team designed the building using the technology of a combined frame: concrete with steel metal columns. Steel reduces the cross-section of structural elements and facilitates the visual perception of the house.
We designed the wall cladding in the system of ventilated facades of the wooden plank with colorless impregnation. Side jambs, window-sills, and elements covering the ends of planks are made of metal.
1. Man cave/recreation area
2. Dark study
4. Guest bathroom
5. Guest bedroom
6. Household premises
8. Laundry room
9. Wine Storage
10. Furnace room
15. Technical bathroom unit
16. Summer kitchen
18. Bright study
19. Guest/children’s room
20. Primary bathrooms
22. Primary closet
23. Primary bedroom
24. Food Storage
28. Living room
Due to the sharp difference in terrain, we located the entrance to the house on the upper level. One immediately gets into a common area united with a kitchen-dining room in a single space. From the kitchen, one can go to a covered terrace with a large dining table. There are also three bedrooms and a greenhouse on this floor.
The staircase unites two main spaces of the house: a top-level living room and a mane cave at the bottom. We divided the basement into two functional zones: a technical and residential area with a recreation zone, a guest room, and a study. A spacious outdoor terrace with a summer kitchen connects the lower floor to the garden.
For the top level of the house, we chose a light palette of materials. This technique visually expands the space and fills it with air. There are a lot of white and light gray elements. They turn wooden intersperses to advantage. Natural light, which gets through panoramic glazing, enhances the effect of openness and peace. We solved the privacy issue by high translucent curtains made of natural materials.
Furniture and decorative elements support the idea of the simplicity of space.One can single out a cinema area with a large light gray soft sofa, a projector, and a custom-made stand for a vinyl disc player. Minor details — tactile textiles and minimalistic design — enhance the feeling of comfort in the living room.
We designed the primary bedroom in warm shades. Our team formed the feeling of comfort with the help of tactile materials: wooden matte panels, parquet boards, and textured matte tiles.
The glass sliding partition made of orange glass is an accent part of the shower area of the primary bedroom. It serves as a filter for light and enhances the feeling of warmth in the room.
The hostess’s study combines areas for work, pause, and rest.
This room is laconic and bright, like all the first floor.
At the lower level, dark tones prevail. The owner’s study in such a solution sets up privacy and productive work.
There is a relaxation space — the man cave. This is a transformable room for meeting with close friends. Different scenarios of light support a sense of mystery and privacy.
Soft low-rise sofas, acoustic rack ceilings, accent hookah bar, and wine storage add intimacy to the atmosphere.
The Greenhouse project combines modern approaches to architecture with organic neighborhoods with nature. It provides tranquility away from the city, but close to all basic amenities.
In the project, we play on the contrast of different-mood floors and create spaces where one can have a good time with their family and company and get some privacy.
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