Type – Private house reconstruction
Location – Moscow region, Russia
The reconstruction project of a house built in the early 2000s near Moscow completely changes its appearance both outside and inside. The complicated and convoluted existing layout with all protrusions and niches was a bit colligated by the new large terraces. Inside, all spaces are geometrically arranged, proportioned and structured. Pitched roofs, complex in their geometry, were eliminated and replaced with flat ones. On the first floor, a space with a high ceiling and an upper belt of glazing was created. This brought natural light to the center of the house, which was previously dark due to the original layout and wide body of the volume. The external pseudo-classical, mannered and fussy decoration of the facades was also eliminated and replaced with “calm", a kind of summer cottage, vertical wooden planks cladding. Also, new windows were installed on all facades in accordance with the inner spaces.