za bor architects: house of mr.r, moscow
original content
apr 28, 2013
za bor architects: house of mr.r, moscow


‘ house for mr.r’ by za bor architects, moscow, russia
image © za bor architects

 

 

despite its deconstructivist sensibility, the imposing faceted gray structure ‘house of mr. r’ in moscow draws its forms from a deep sensitivity to the
greenery of site. za bor architects were give carte blanche to design the single-family home, albeit with the stipulation that the architecture respect
the existing trees on the 1800 square meter plot. the plan skirts around and incorporates birches, oaks and pines and the design team even went
so far as to create and embed a special concrete pipe into the foundation to preserve a tree root. while the volumes grew from the layout of
the foundation, the home is carefully composed into public and private areas, emphasized by way of material and color. the monochromatic
reinforced concrete exterior counters white marble interiors dotted with channels of pebbles and black built-in furniture. a wine cellar is
expanded with tinted glass mirrors and wrapped in a pattern  of corian and dark wood. contrastingly, the more private areas are swathed
in warmer materials– oak paneling and cream-colored textiles work in conjunction with band skylight to create airy bedrooms and bathrooms.
the sloped roof is actually a single faceted piece, accessible for sunbathing and or picnicking while providing choice apertures to bathe the
home with interior light.   

 

 

 

the home’s plan skirts around and incorporates the existing trees on the site
image © za bor architects

 

 

recessed balconies are protected by retractable windows
image © za bor architects

 

 

slopes and recesses create a dynamic exterior
image © za bor architects

 

 

pipes and pragmatic building systems are worked into the design
image © za bor architects

 

 

austere exteriors meet materially keen interiors
image © za bor architects

 

 

white marble and black built-in furniture characterize the ground level
image © za bor architects

 

 

view into the living space
image © za bor architects

 

 

the main stair to the second floor has a wraparound bar
image © za bor architects

 

 

vertical circulation also acts as a material transition
image © za bor architects

 

 

views of the main stair and bar
image © za bor architects

 

 

the dining area highlights its floating planes with diffused light
image © za bor architects

 

 

choice glazing allows plenty of interior light in the more private spaces
image © za bor architects

 

 

views of the space-conscious bathroom
image © za bor architects

 

 

interior views of the bathroom
image © za bor architects

 

 

bedrooms are clad in oak and enjoy views of the sky
image © za bor architects

 

 

a wine cellar is expanded by tinted glass
image © za bor architects

 

 

a corian and wood pattern delineate the wine cellar
image © za bor architects

 

 

the deck area is peripherally lit
image © za bor architects

 

 

trees were worked around by the deck
image © za bor architects

 

full article here

comments policy
LOG IN VIA
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

product library