Yes, yes, a real Indian elephant, bright and picturesque, which you would not expect to meet at the 14th kilometer along the Novoryazanskoe highway. The house is located in the village of Ostrovtsy, many of whose residents were not very happy with such an exotic neighborhood. The elephant house was designed by the architect Alexei Sorokin and his colleagues. The area of the building is almost 500 square meters, it was built of expanded polystyrene. While no one lives in the elephant house, the interior decoration is not completed.
A wooden house 90 kilometers from Moscow, on the banks of the Volga, looks like it was assembled from shipping containers. In fact, the architect Pyotr Kostelov used exclusively wood. This is a summer house in which the family does not live permanently yet..
And this is how the interior of a wooden house looks like, the appearance of which we presented above.
House-telescope located in Pirogovo. The owner practically did not restrict the architect Totan Kuzembaev in any way, as a result, such an unusual wooden house with a pier appeared. In the glazed end there is a staircase running diagonally of the house, and the first floor is not divided into rooms and includes the kitchen-dining room, hall and living room areas. Exterior finish – larch.
House-hut in the Moscow region, built by the architect Elena Shcherbakova. The area of the building is 140 “squares”. The house is located on a slope with excellent views, surrounded by a huge terrace made of larch. It has a pool and outdoor hot tub. An unusual combination of a traditional Russian log house and modern solutions that provide maximum comfort.
House-hut inside. The interior also combines the natural beauty of wood cuts with modern details such as laconic chairs and a strict fireplace decorated with marble..
House X. This unusual structure, designed by Roman Leonidov, is located near the Pirogov reservoir. The foundation was already ready when the owners decided to experiment and build a house that would not look like the neighboring cottages. The building turned out to be futuristic, not related to any well-known style. The most notable detail is the two curved canopies that serve as roofs for different parts of the house. They are created from wooden beams.
The area of this house, designed by Alexandra Fedorova’s bureau, is 300 square meters. Particular attention was paid to the design of the local area, which has an open area that smoothly flows into the interior. It is impossible not to note the large glazing area of the facade, the use of strict forms and different finishes.
This house is located, conveniently located between the pine trees, seven kilometers from the Moscow Ring Road, in Gorki-6. The architect Anton Nadtochey had to solve the problem with the relief drop, so non-standard vertical zoning was used. There is an underground part with a garage and a swimming pool, and the main part of the house is located on a hill. Cottage area – 732 square meters.
House-cube. It belongs to the singer Yulia Chicherina, who was helped by her husband-architect Suhrab Radjabov to realize an unusual project. The house has 24 triangular windows, two above-ground floors and a lower level for communications. It is noteworthy that inside the house there are no separate rooms and interior doors. The upper floor was simply taken under the bedroom.
An unusual small house, most of all similar to a village barn, is located in Zavidovo, on a large vacant lot near the Volga. Architect Boris Bernasconi used a minimalist style and the building is barely decorated on the outside. Experts find features of Scandinavian, Dutch, and Japanese architecture in the house. Outside, the house is finished with ebony. Inside there is a kitchen, bedroom, nursery and living room decorated with white wood. Total area – 90 square meters.
House-tower in Barvikha. On the site there was an old water tower, which the owner decided not to demolish, but to reconstruct, turning it into a residential building. The tower now has an elevator, stairs, a bathroom, and upstairs there is a living room, from which the river and green surroundings are perfectly visible. The restoration of the tower and its transformation into a residential building was entrusted to the architect Dmitry Dolgiy.
Vladislav Doronin decided to build an original house-yacht-submarine or spaceship for Naomi Campbell. The famous British architect Zaha Hadid was involved in the design. The towers of the house are 22 meters high and there are bedrooms. The layout and interior decoration are made in an eco-style. The house has its own gym, swimming pool, guest room in the basement.
House-sphere. A building of such an unusual dome shape for our latitudes was built for a young couple with a child who chose this original eco-project. The house is frame, based on 20 load-bearing wooden beams, and the outside is finished with larch planks. This wood finish will change color over time..
Sphere house interior. Very open light space downstairs, private rooms upstairs.