for this private dwelling in kharkiv, ukraine, nat telichenko has forgoed straight edges to design a bubble-shaped building in the spirit of retro-futurism. sited within a carefully curated landscape and articulated by two otherworldly domes, ‘baan bubble’ offers a striking contrast to its neighbors. 

a bubble-shaped house designed by nat telichenko lands in ukraine designboom

images by ivan avdeenko

 

 

the building itself doesn’t contain a single straight wall. instead, curved lines and sloping ceilings dominate. the floor plan spans a total area of 1076.40 ft2 (100 m2) and is split into several zones. the exterior of the house is decorated with an array of circular mirrors, which only reinforces the retro-futuristic aesthetic. due to its shape and the technologies that have been integrated by nat telichenko, the house works well to retain heat during winter and keep spaces cool in summer. 

a bubble-shaped house designed by nat telichenko lands in ukraine designboom

 

 

baan bubble dome house boasts magnificent sunset views overlooking a nearby lake. the landscape is designed with special themed terraces: a chinese garden with a dragon trail, a classic japanese rock garden, and mediterranean terrace where a red-tinged infinity pool is located. there’s also a ‘bubble boat’ attached to the house that contains a lounge zone inside and is topped with another terrace, which offers more fantastic views. 

a bubble-shaped house designed by nat telichenko lands in ukraine designboom

a bubble-shaped house designed by nat telichenko lands in ukraine designboom

a bubble-shaped house designed by nat telichenko lands in ukraine designboom

a bubble-shaped house designed by nat telichenko lands in ukraine designboom

a bubble-shaped house designed by nat telichenko lands in ukraine designboom

a bubble-shaped house designed by nat telichenko lands in ukraine designboom

a bubble-shaped house designed by nat telichenko lands in ukraine designbooma bubble-shaped house designed by nat telichenko lands in ukraine

a bubble-shaped house designed by nat telichenko lands in ukraine

a bubble-shaped house designed by nat telichenko lands in ukraine

 

 

 

project info:

 

project name: baan bubble

location: kharkiv, ukraine

program: private house

building area: 1076.40 ft2 (100 m2)

maximum height: 18ft (5.5m)

architecture, interior design, landscape design: nat telichenko

engineering: holstroy company, goodhouse company

consultant architects: vladimir ozerov, alexey bulat

façade design: fomichev brothers (+object company)

landscaping: lyuda harchenko company

photography: ivan avdeenko