Design TeamYuriy Eroshik, Victoriya Yakusha
Interior DesignVictoriya Yakusha, Diana Kashiya, Yuriy Cugankov
Text description provided by the architects. A challenging and active position of the customer necessitated out-of-the-box solutions in the interior design, and many interesting ones were found during the creation. I faced a lot of tasks, and tackling them generated many ideas. For example, a fireplace had to be modern and made of glass. But fireplaces of set dimensions are not produced. So, we decided to place a special order at a Ukrainian plant, not in Europe. Lamps were also custom-made, not bought on the market. We even had a creative approach to electric sockets not many producers had wood frames around sockets of a required color, so we made them ourselves.
People who live in big cities in the fast pace of life get tired of concrete and glass, and they want to add nature to their apartments. Thats exactly the case we have: a big house of concrete and glass outside, and wood and nature inside. All of these brought about an unambiguous decision to make the interior with natural elements. Thats how we put birches at the hall and flowerpots on a big wall in the common area. We used natural materials to the maximum extent and emphasized this wherever possible. For example, stairs, kitchen front, and wall lining is from wood treated in a special way to underline the wood pattern.
The volumetric and spatial composition divides the home into various zones, and the childrens area is one of the most interesting. Therere four kids in the family, and each has his (or her) dedicated two-level room. All rooms are united with a long corridor located above a swimming pool. This planning concept enabled us to make a childrens corridor a unique place: the floor has several openings, through which one can see the swimming pool water. A long rope swing is fixed to the ceiling and allows for cover a 25-meter distance for mere seconds. The long corridor is linked to a childrens area that has a lot of bars, swings, ropes and a small hill covered with loan grass. All of these together with bright squares and green artificial grass is overwhelmed with joy and positive emotions. The kids are happy to pass free time at the childrens area. All the childrens rooms are designed in different styles in accordance with kid age and temper. The room for the youngest girl has a big tree with a magic cave and marvelous bed. And the eldest girl enjoys a white leather bed that also serves as stairs to the second level and a sofa; it has a TV rack that can be viewed lying in the bed. This airy white structure against the background of a bright raspberry gloss wall. The bed was also custom-designed.
The hearth of the home is a sky light area with a six-meter wall covered with wood panels, with a clearly expressed pattern, flower pots and grass. A big luminous butterfly plays a decorative and functional role, and the grass in flower pots closes us to nature. The kitchen and living-room areas feature many unique solutions as well. E.g., the air extraction device above the kitchen furniture is made of glass, metal and drywall; the fireplace is designed applying a special technology, and lifting mechanisms in the kitchen A light and romantic bedroom for parents is also made of only natural materials. The bed and shelves are from bleached-out specially dyed wood. A horizontal nature of the room is emphasized with a wall covering texture and carpet and pillow pattern.
The home has many spacious halls and areas verging into each other. All of them are designed in warm, but contrasting color pattern. All wood elements are in light ochre wood against dark brown walls with velvety cover. Not only a change of color, but also various textures and volumes were used. Great attention was paid to proportions. Everything is planned in the way that the housemates can feel comfort and freedom.