sergey makhno embeds corten steel house deep within ukranian forest

sergey makhno embeds corten steel house deep within ukranian forest

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.

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.

as the temperatures rise, ivy and wild grape weave through the perforated mesh that make up the floors and walls

rather than installing a single access point, five entrances are distributed around the residence

the architect introduces light as a building material

the ground floor terrace includes a large pool

the subtlety of the residence reflects the scenic surrounding nature

the architect installed three asymmetrical sculptures, adding to the character of the project

the perforated mesh casts deep shadows

the wood-clad terrace features a unique piece of art

one of the five entry points

the perforated mesh harmoniously blends with the weathering steel

the rear-end of the residence



project info:


head architects: sergey makhno & alexander kovpak

art sculptures: alexey zolotarev, nazar bilyk




  • It is beautiful, but suspect if anybody read anything about the Ukraine in the last few decades.


    JimCan says:
  • spectacular

    dbkii says:
  • severe, and uncanny with such dense forestation. mindblowing tho.

    maxklein says:
  • Theatrical design for a theatrical location. I expect it will be a movie location in no time at all.

    Mark Harrison says:
  • nice renders!

    Alex says:

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