friendhouse ecohotel by ryntovt design
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feb 11, 2013
friendhouse ecohotel by ryntovt design


‘friendhouse ecohotel’ by ryntovt design, orel river, ukraine

all images courtesy of ryntovt design

 

 

ukraine-based ryntovt design has created a countryside oasis in the riverside outskirts of metropolitan dniproprtrovsk. after an extensive
ecological analysis of the lush green site by the orel river, the architect deemed appropriate the use of ‘ecologically harmless materials’ so as to
better integrate the structure into the wildlife. the bones of the single-level building are made of wood and shell stone. some of the structural beams are
uncut trees themselves. clay and reed are used in the thatch roof plate and perforated pod-like structures that serve to insulate as well as admit natural light.
the organic shapes of the interior work harmoniously with the surrounding wildlife. aside from a bountiful apple tree garden, the hotel also uses the
natural ‘eco-cover’ of the forest as both protection and inspiration. the hotel is a total work of design, with furniture and details created with low-impact,
local materials and a highly sustainable sensibility.

 

 

an overall view of the material-conscious structure

 

 

an extensive roof plate holds together the clay room pods

 

 

wood and clay form the walls

 

 

tall trees are integrated into the design as opposed to removed

 

 

clay pods create organic shapes in the building-scape

 

 

 

 

view of the thatched roof

 

 

passive cooling and lighting systems are part of the holistic design

 

 

perforated pods and exposed beams allow for copious natural light to filter through the dining space

 

 

 

 

the holes in the pods create a dappled effect

 

 

suites are at once luxurious and environmentally responsible

 

 

 

 

beams are either raw wood or made of clay

 

 

 

 

furniture is also made from locally harvested wood and minimal in impact

 

 

views of the bathroom

 

 

(left): example of a clay bathroom
(right): a swinging mirror door in a vanity area

 

 

warm yellow light glows from the perforations and open spaces  in the rooms

 

 

open plans allow for plenty of outdoor access and terraced areas

 

 

 

 

ecological and light analysis

 

 

floor plan level 1

 

 

renderings

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