FriendHouse Hotel / Ryntovt

Architects: Ryntovt
Location: Orel River Bank, Dnepropertrovsk,
Project Team: Yuriy Ryntovt /chief architect, Aleksey Bojko, Alan Kravchenko
Project Area: 1,750 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Andrey Avdeenko

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Ecohotel “Friend House” is located on 3 hectares plot in forest resort zone aside of Orel river bank, 30 km far from Dnepropertrovsk. It is a single-floor group of buildings with open yards, parking, terraces, garden and park zones (covered area 1750 square meters). During process of siting, an ineologycal analysis of the region was used, taking into account Earth energy -information field conception. It is space, reflected in details, surrounded by wildlife.

In this project were used exclusively ecological harmless materials: clay, reed and . Construction’s carcasses designed from and shell stone. Cobwork cocoons of room are united by the roof plate. All furniture and lighting are designed by project -manufacturing company “RYNTOVT DESIGN”.

floor plan

Intercommunicating with an environment – with forest, river, the ecocover of the buildings is in morphogenesis with natural landscape.
Another distinctive feature of this ecohotel is an apple tree garden. According to a beautiful local legend, a good farmer should necessary invite guests twice a year, first time during garden blossoming in spring and second time on Transfiguration Day, the lightful holiday. during gathering apples in summer.

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Cite: "FriendHouse Hotel / Ryntovt" 08 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <>
  • miquel001

    flinstone house

    • Alexander

      Sorry? what does FLINSTONE mean?

      • flintstones

        The flintstones is an old american cartoon of a couple who live in a stone house.

  • winding

    Exactly my thought :)

  • Vladimir Zotov, Ukraine

    dnepropetrovsk is located in ukraine :-) russia is the different country

  • Mari

    I liked the plans, and I think it has personality and a nice feeling to it.

    ‘Tho it also reminded me of the flinstone’s! :)

    • Attorney

      I agree. I think it has a nice feeling to it. Seems to bring the outdoors inside, well-connected to nature.

  • hendra

    Amazing !, It’s really close to nature
    I like the landscape , wonderful job !

  • pathos

    Whimsical and poetic from every angle. And nice interiors to boot. Excellent work.

  • sationbe

    rare & untypical.
    it is very difficult to be so heroic.

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  • Ukraine88

    this hotel is simbios of tripilian and national arhcitect stile of ukraine 16 -17 century. I very like it, never know – whot some like this may be in ukraine

    • Vladimir Zotov

      i will like more buildings like that in ukraine from international architects :-) by the way on 26 april in kiev will occur festival of contemporary architecture CANaction 2010. so welcome all!

  • pathos

    the cabinetry is the work of true craftsmen. just look at those wooden hinges, such a pleasure to see.

  • stephen

    Humane and fantastic. a place i would like to be.
    ignore media stereotypes and generalizations of those who grew up with too much tv. Its a mine field that cannot be survived!



    • Alexander

      Sorry? :)

  • shikha

    its creative and some different

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  • that’s what she

    i dont even know what to say, it’s so rare but great!

  • yup

    Bowling balls anyone?

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  • fimafr

    рад за коллег. работа заинтересовала еще несколько лет назад, когда была впервые опубликована.

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