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Built as a holiday home for a Ukrainian family, the S-House is a well-balanced mixture between style, technology and an Eco-friendly design.
Modern architecture intersects with traditional building techniques; there is a concrete structure covered almost entirely in wood. The architects have achieved a wonderful combination and equilibrium between structure, function and design. Concrete takes the shape of the letter “s” to create a protective shell for the house. Wood is not there just for design but also to improve insulation and inside comfort as well, considering that concrete is not a very esthetic material.
The exterior aspect of the house is simply put incredible. The house fits perfectly into the landscape; large windows provide a luminous interior and contrast with the logs. A large porch in front of the living room connects the inhabitants with the exterior, enabling a permanent relationship between the two. Outside, a peaceful garden enhances the serenity of the ensemble and furthermore increases the wonderful design of the house. Placed on a hill facing east, the building offers an exquisite view of the river Dniester, bringing nature even closer to man.
The interior aspects of the house are as simple and well balanced as the attributes of the exterior. The floor plan was divided in two parts, separating the night and day areas to provide intimacy to every member of the family. This gesture allows various activities to take place at the same time; the occupants are not to disturb each other and so everybody will enjoy the holiday as they please. Perfect as an escape route from the traffic and the noise of the city, the S-house is a wonderful example of how design, comfort, and Eco-friendly architecture can intersect.
A very unique project that combines modern, fluid shapes with traditional materials creating a balanced composition that fits perfectly in its environment.
Photo courtesy to the architects
Location: Kozin, Ukraine
Architect: KO+KO architects
Project Team: Zakhar Kozoliy, Aleksei Komarov
Area: 305 sqm.