da-house by igor sirotov references japanese architecture da-house by igor sirotov references japanese architecture
nov 05, 2013

da-house by igor sirotov references japanese architecture

‘da-house’ references japanese residential architecture through its use of materials and its close relationship with nature. situated on the black sea, ukrainian architect igor sirotov has utilized concrete and glass extensively, seeking to establish a traditional yet modern home, while the greenery employed demonstrates a clear connection with the natural environment in which the dwelling sits.

the glazed flooring revealing the garage below
image © igor sirotov



the 350 square meter proposal provides accommodation over one storey with a two car garage at basement level. internally the project comprises a large living area with an adjoining kitchen, two bedrooms and three bathrooms. sirotov has attempted to instill a sense of warmth and comfort to these more intimate spaces in contrast to the scheme’s uncompromising exterior.

greenery is used to provide a connection with nature
image © igor sirotov



a vast glass wall connects the the large open-plan living space with an outdoor pool and recreation facilities, while a smaller external seating area is found adjacent to the dining table. glazing is also incorporated in the floor of the property revealing the garage below.

a smaller external space is found adjacent to the dining table
image © igor sirotov

the open-plan living area
image © igor sirotov

looking out towards the adjoining pool area
image © igor sirotov

a glass wall blurs the division of internal and external space
image © igor sirotov

the secluded pool and recreation area
image © igor sirotov






  • Why does it look so grimy?

    jTr says:
  • Like a post-apocalypse blade-runner kind of house. It doesn’t look very warm and inviting but very, very cool.

    Dr Design says:
  • Dark. Cold. Scary. Happy Halloween.

    mArkW says:
  • I’m very concerned about the architect’s mental health.
    I think he might need a hug.

    Naomi says:
  • wow… it is cool. Both in sense that it is cool – attractive and contemporary, and COOL – too cold uninviting to live in. I would say it is more of a pavilion than a house.

    Stefan says:
  • Great setting for one of those Russian Mafia Thriller kind of movies!

    mik says:
  • too bad… it just a rendering

    TTK says:
  • I wouldn’t live inside but it’s great to look at

    aurelia-m says:
  • What a great work, a piece of art! Love it. Quiet and peaceful like a shelter for Master and Margarita.

    Lana says:
  • All pictures are renderings. It seems to me that this project is fictional like all projects published on his homepage.

    Niko says:
  • No money for painting?

    franck says:
  • comments say a lot….why do architects now try to out minimalize each other? This house uses space well….the materials are wretched. How do you live in a place that is dim gray, hard to the touch and with a glass floor showing the tops of cars?

    charlotte g says:
  • looks good in render but would this architect be able represent this effect in real life with real materials and real light

    alex says:
  • Great to visit but I wouldn’t want to live in it. And don’t ever turn the stereo up!

    Turner Bain (randomkhaos) says:
  • I´m not sure if the pictures are rendereings or there are glasses plenty of dirty!

    Haxo says:
  • Lovely garage!

    Atort says:

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