A small Wooden summer house was built in the industrial area of Moscow. The customer wanted a multifunctional leisure area for the warm summer months, where he could come with his family, invite business partners or friends to a party and work alone in silence and meditation. The project of Khachaturian Architects offers all of this in one.
Wooden summer house opens to the forest
This place was chosen deliberately – away from the street noise and closer to the forest. The aim was to limit visual contact with the nearby factory and open up a view of the natural landscape. The whole shape of the house supports this concept, as each of the facades is rotated at a special angle in order to preserve the intimate atmosphere inside the house.
Wooden summer house integrates a birch tree
The basement of the summer house is a rectangular terrace. The architecture divides it into three areas. The first is an open area that overlooks the factory and houses the entrance. The center of this room is a tree that acts as a sun shade in summer. The other two rooms are shielded from the factory. The slope of the roof is designed so that it should be a continuation of the facade. The west facade is broken diagonally to create a milder shape.
The entire wooden summer house is shaped by its structure. There are no hidden structures. The main building material is natural wood, which can withstand Russia’s harsh climate. The wooden slat facades are attached to the structures with polycarbonate. During the day, depending on the movement of the sun, the room is filled with different light-shadow patterns.
the birch is integrated into the terrace
merge into the landscape
away from the city
Play of light and shadow inside