Architects: za bor architects / Arseniy Borisenko, Peter Zaitsev
Location: Moscow, Russia
Principal Use: Residence
Engineer: za bor architects
Structure material: Concrete
Constructed Area: 270 sqm
Project year: 2005-2006
Photographs: Peter Zaitsev
The site is located not far from Moscow, on a steep hillside. The inclinated terrain has been minimally transformed – in fact, a building built-in to the hill.
The upper level is a separate white cube, cantilevering over a big span. Here you find the main entrance to this cube, and also a spacious living room with fireplace, a cabinet and a large terrace.
The lower level is designed for private zones, it is almost entirely going into the hill. Only one wall has a lot of glazing, looking to the meadows and the nearby river. The inevitable sunlight problem was solved with the help of an inclined clerestory.