totan kuzembaev's firefly houses illuminate the forests of moscow
 
totan kuzembaev's firefly houses illuminate the forests of moscow
may 05, 2014

totan kuzembaev's firefly houses illuminate the forests of moscow

‘firefly house’ by totan kuzembaev architecture studio, moscow, russia
image © ilya ivanov
all images courtesy of totan kuzembaev

 

 

 

named for their colorful and at times illuminated ends, the firefly guesthouses designed by russian practice totan kuzembaev architecture studio offer a comfortable getaway in the dense forest outside of moscow. each timber structure is set upon a concrete pier foundation and comprises two stories that include an entrance hall, lounge, bathroom, kitchen, mechanical room, two bedrooms and two private bathrooms, and of course an ample front porch on each level sheltered by a thin metal substructure clad in colorful translucent panels. in an environment defined largely by hues of brown and green, the three structures inject a vibrant splash that is illuminated at night, glowing through the tree trunks.

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_01
image © ilya ivanov

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_02
image © ilya ivanov

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_02b
image © ilya ivanov

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_02c
image © ilya ivanov

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_03
image © ilya ivanov

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_04
image © ilya ivanov

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_05
image © ilya ivanov

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_06
image © ilya ivanov

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_07
image © ilya ivanov

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_08
image © ilya ivanov

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_09
image © ilya ivanov

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_10
image © ilya ivanov

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_10b
image © ilya ivanov

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_11
image © ilya ivanov

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_12
image © ilya ivanov

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_13
image © ilya ivanov

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_14
image © ilya ivanov

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_15
image © ilya ivanov

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_16
image © ilya ivanov

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_17
image © ilya ivanov

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_18
image © ilya ivanov

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_19
image © ilya ivanov

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_20
floor plan / level 0

 

 

firefly_totankuzembaev_db_21
floor plan / level 1

 

 

project info:

 

 

area: 100 м2
project principal: totan kuzembaev
architects: alexandra tchertkova, alexandr perventsev, oljas kuzembaev
structural engineer: marat ilyasov
engineer: alexandr pimenov, mikhail burtsev
client: tikhaya bukhta
photographs: ilya ivanov
year: 2012

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

architecture news

×
keep up with our daily and weekly stories
506,222 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample
designboom magazine