Architecture is designed to organize space. Apparently, it was this idea that possessed the authors of this house. Its "tentacles" spread out in different directions, dividing a large - 1.2 hectares - area into various park zones. A garden of one tree, a cherry orchard, a garden of a hundred paths - looking at the plan, you can actually physically feel the "tectonic faults" between different parts of the territory.
By the way, a private residential building with a similar broken plan has recently appeared on the outskirts of Tokyo and has already won an award from Architectural Review magazine. True, there the Japanese were diligently guided by the nearby views of the sea, right there the architects had a different task. The customer, for whom the new house is far from the first, is tired of walking up the stairs. Therefore, all important premises were located on one floor, spreading it out on the ground. In total, the house occupies a spot of 750 sq.m. In the center there was a public area, and 2 residential blocks and 2 fitness blocks adjoined it from different sides - a sort of station for space settlers. The architects believe that this very technique allowed them for the first time to "defeat the pool", which often becomes a not very natural outgrowth of the main living space. Here it really looks absolutely organic.
Of course, with such areas that residents will have to cross all the time, the internal spaces had to be diversified. “We designed an architectural walk,” says Nikita Tokarev. The long corridor is divided into a play area, a bar area, an entrance hall, etc., getting from the residential half into the public one is marked by a floor drop of 45 cm, from different parts of the corridor you can go outside.
The natural water element for coral is indicated here four times: a large decorative pond on the street, the same “defeated” pool inside, a font on one of the terraces and a “pool” at the bathhouse. The color of the house is also quite similar to coral - the authors chose a stone beige-orange finish. It is curious that, actively interacting with the site, the house remains fairly closed - more than half of the outer walls are blind and even glazed ends of the "coral shoots" are mostly covered with external wooden lamellas. At the same time, natural lighting is obtained by means of overhead lights. The largest of them is located above the living room and in it, on the mezzanine, there is a small fireplace. This is reminiscent of the old country houses of Soviet writers, where an office was usually arranged in such premises. However, if you look at the Panakomov's projects completed this year, it becomes clear that they are very much interested in the theme of glass pavilions on the roof and without any Soviet reflection. Recently, these "lanterns" have become almost indispensable elements of their projects. The architects now and then turn the second floor into a kind of town, so that the walk continues even on the roof. If you want, sit under the awning outside the fireplace, or you can go wave your hand to those who are relaxing by the pool, or take a look at what is happening in the distribution hall of your "box".