vasily klyukin envisions extravagant villas for dream domain series
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with his latest visualizations of elaborate architecture, vasily klyukin asks ‘what if the main star at your party is not a celebrity, not even the host of the party, but the villa in which the party is held?’ klyukin has envisioned a series of extravagant homes which are designed to catch the eye. four ‘arthouses’ are visualized as the completion to the ‘dream domain’ series, with a ‘villa mondrian’ and ‘andy warhol’s villa’ taking their namesake and influence from renowned creatives.
‘villa mondrian’ bears an almost completely identical exterior skin to mondrian’s famous painting
‘there is nothing more specific than a line, a color and a plane': these words by piet mondrian fully describe the distinct façade of ‘villa mondrian’, which bears an almost completely identical exterior skin to the artist’s famous ‘composition with red, yellow, blue and black’ painting. rather than working with traditional architectural materials and palette, klyukin has applied blocks of primary colors to glass windows and doors. ‘I had to complete the other sides of the villa by myself’ describes klyukin. ‘it took a decent amount of time — it wasn’t that simple to pick the color and shapes so that all the walls of the building were harmoniously combined together, as well as looking good from any angle. I wanted the house not to lose the residential logic.’
the distinct façade of ‘villa mondrian’ applies blocks of primary colors to windows and doors
the back of the villas colors have been chosen based on the painting ‘composition with red, yellow, blue and black’
‘graphica villa’ is envisioned to sit on the water’s edge, so that waterfalls may surround the perimeter. the trimmed with slate and decorated with vibrantly colored hieroglyphs, the retreat is meant for relaxation and meditation within nature. its position makes it an almost secret habitat, sheltered from the population; in order for dwellers to access the outside, they must ascend an elevator shaft, rooted to the side of the rocky terrain.
‘graphica villa’ is envisioned to sit on the water’s edge.
waterfalls surround the perimeter of the domestic retreat
in order for dwellers to access the outside, they must ascend an elevator shaft, rooted to the side of the rocky terrain
the exterior is trimmed with slate and decorated with vibrantly colored hieroglyphs
‘villa suprarta’ comprises rectangular glass volumes, rotated around a central axis and reinforced by individual color. the dynamic interplay between hue, material and angle mean that the domestic space looks completely different from every point.
the domestic space looks completely different from every point
from day to night, the glass material plays with light from the sun to create reflections both within and outside
rectangular glass volumes have been rotated around a central axis and reinforced by individual color
the ‘top secret agent villa’ is imagined as a quiet and secluded place away from prying eyes, acting as secret facility for someone who needs to be off the grid. ‘palms oasis’ canopies over its inhabitants with giant, leaf-like structures, protecting those within a tropical and shady shell. ‘villa scorpion’ references the form and function of the lethal creatures and the zodiac sign they represent. a bold glass and stone angular configuration is defensive of its surrounding territory, and hides a swimming pool is under its imposing facade. ‘madame sur’ house sits on the very edge of a cliff, its geometric red face creating a stark contrast to the surrounding rocky landscape. like a shell, the bold-colored exterior skin fits over half of the dwelling, disguising an expansive retreat within.
‘madame sur’ from above
a bold facade stands out against the natural landscape
the shell fits over half of the home, disguising an expansive retreat on the other side
angular glass panels reflect the surrounding landscape
overlooking the cliff which the villa is envisioned to sit on
the ‘james bond’ villa is meant as a retreat away from prying eyes
the bold architectural details spell out ‘007’ in homage to james bond