what better way to escape the hectic city life than to trek up to ukrainian design studio sergey makhno architects‘ corten steel house, secluded deep in the forest? after garnering attention from his rusty rose house, makhno designs yet another ‘out-of-this-world’ structure. the three-storey residence features ceiling-high windows and an incredibly large glass ceiling that opens up to the atmospheric landscape.

sergey makhno embeds corten steel house deep within ukranian forest
in order to rationally use the space, makhno lowered half the house into the earth

 

 

within the center of the steel house, makhno created a wild garden, reflecting the scenic surrounding nature. as the temperatures rise, ivy and wild grape weave through the perforated mesh that make up the floors and walls, generating pleasant shade. in addition to the plentiful steel and glass used for the residence, the architect introduces light as a building material — it flows through the house effortlessly, highlighting the varying volumes.

sergey makhno embeds corten steel house deep within ukranian forest
as the temperatures rise, ivy and wild grape weave through the perforated mesh that make up the floors and walls

sergey makhno embeds corten steel house deep within ukranian forest
rather than installing a single access point, five entrances are distributed around the residence 

sergey makhno embeds corten steel house deep within ukranian forest
the architect introduces light as a building material

sergey makhno embeds corten steel house deep within ukranian forest
the ground floor terrace includes a large pool

sergey makhno embeds corten steel house deep within ukranian forest
the subtlety of the residence reflects the scenic surrounding nature

sergey makhno embeds corten steel house deep within ukranian forest
the architect installed three asymmetrical sculptures, adding to the character of the project 

sergey makhno embeds corten steel house deep within ukranian forest
the perforated mesh casts deep shadows 

sergey makhno embeds corten steel house deep within ukranian forest
the wood-clad terrace features a unique piece of art

sergey makhno embeds corten steel house deep within ukranian forest
one of the five entry points

sergey makhno embeds corten steel house deep within ukranian forest
the perforated mesh harmoniously blends with the weathering steel

sergey makhno embeds corten steel house deep within ukranian forest
the rear-end of the residence

 

 

project info:

 

head architects: sergey makhno & alexander kovpak

art sculptures: alexey zolotarev, nazar bilyk

 

 

 

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