Design of a Standard Cottage for Lectors by Ithaka

The project was completed in accordance with the technical specifications of the customer. Design is austere, minimalistic and economical. A birch wood is used in the design, which provides the interior warmth and comfort necessary for the living space. Birch is a reliable, environment friendly, “live” material, which also creates an atmosphere of a Russian log house. The project is arranged in two colors.

Design of a Standard Cottage for Lectors in the Cottage Area of SKOLKOVO MMS
chief Architect: Telemak ANANYAN, Ph.D.
architects: Gohar ISAKHANYAN, Argina KOCHKOYAN, Amalia JANOYAN, Astghik BABAYAN
3D modeling and visualization: Karen AGHAJANYAN, Ph.D.
address: Novaya str., Skolkovo v., Moscow reg., Russia
area: 163.5 m²
project year: 2008-2009
implementation: 2009-2010

source: ithaka.ru/eng

Interior Design of Dean’s House by Ithaka

The project is completed in accordance with the customer’s requirements. Design is austere and minimalistic. Interior illustrates natural simplicity:

laconic forms, straight lines and clarity of composition. Use of natural materials brings to the interior a positive, warm atmosphere and harmony. A walnut-wood is used in the interior design, which ensures necessary warmth and coziness to the living premises. The walnut-wood is a reliable, durable, environment friendly, “live” material, which also creates an elegant and austere atmosphere.

Interior Design of Dean’s House in cottage village of Skolkovo Moscow School of Management, Russia
address: Novaya str., Skolkovo v., Moscow reg., Russia
area: 287.5 m²
project year: 2008-2009
implementation: 2009-2010
architects: Telemak ANANYAN, Gohar ISAKHANYAN, Argina KOCHKOYAN, Anahit MKHCHYAN
3D modeling and visualization: Karen AGHAJANYAN
“ITHAKA – Architecture & Design”

source: ithaka.ru/eng

House of Mr. R by Za Bor Architects

An unusual house has been recently built in the capital of Russia, Moscow by architects Arsenija Borisenka and Petra Zaytseva representing architecture studio Za Bor Architects. At first sight the house looks like an accidental group of shapes. This aesthetic chaos is in reality a rational design process. All the elements of the house, as its form, layout and functional structure constitute the final design. The house looks like the debris of a spaceship. Surrounded by a number of old trees worth to protect and other houses close to the house of Mr. R, the designers opted for a facade with just few windows.

Almost all rooms are viewing at the interior or an inner court, contrary to the southern facade which is open. The living room situated in the southern part has thanks to an open facade double height. As for the relaxing area, the house a very cosy roof garden accessing the second floor that houses bedrooms. On the second floor children rooms and an office are situated. Skylights embedded on the roof provide the interior with natural sunlight.

photos: zabor.net

Massive Ark Building

Climate changes and rising ocean level are a scientific fact that is irrefutable and happening. A Russian architecture studio Remistudio designed a massive hotel complex able to endure even extreme flooding. The Ark, a concept of an arch-shape got its name from its structure allowing floating and existence independently of the land on the water surface.

The Ark is a self-sufficient bio-climatic system with a closed cycle allowing an independent life. The building was designed for the “Architecture for Disaster Relief” campaign of the International Union of Architects. These buildings are designed to adapt to various climates or even seismically active areas. This particular building boasts a unique design with an optimal relation between volume and surface and thus saving material and ensuring energy efficiency.Its prefabricated structure allows a quick construction which is also an important aspect.

photos: inhabitat.com