The project, on the banks of the Volga River about 200 miles from Moscow, involves the study of three units, one of which has already been partially realized. The challenge was to combine the Swiss chalet style requested by the customer, the vernacular style of the place, in a contemporary approach. The use of wood beams, interpenetrating roofs, stones and large windows are the main elements of the project. All the structures are designed with x-lam technology. The main house performs the function of a luxury private accommodation. A new glass volume stands between traditional pitched with a modern approach, allowing to enjoy the surrounding nature. The SPA is the wellness center connected to the main house resuming formal features and materials. The panoramic tower is the symbolic/totemic element characterizing the entire area. It is a building about 25 meters high, built using logs from existing blockhouse. At the top there is a room totally glazed and partly screen with wooden slats, used as a lookout and relax area.
Kind of intervention: Concept
Project design date: 2014
Location: Mosca, Russia
Architects: arch. Saverio Antonini, arch. Dalila Mantovani
Structures: Wood and Masonry