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Sarai Workshop / Alexander Erman Architecture & Design

Sarai Workshop / Alexander Erman Architecture & Design

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  • City : Trubacheyevka
  • Country : Russia
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Sarai Workshop / Alexander Erman Architecture & Design - Exterior Photography, Door, Facade, Forest
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Text description provided by the architects. The structure is located in Trubacheyevka, an old dacha village close to Moscow. The 18 sqm building, which functions as a barn and mini-workshop, is placed on a site with a house and a gazebo, so in terms of the visual image, it was important to integrate the construction into the existing morphotype.

Sarai Workshop / Alexander Erman Architecture & Design - Exterior Photography, Forest
© Ilya Ivanov

Function-wise, there was a task to make the building transparent to illuminate the workshop with sunlight, and simultaneously opaque, to hide the owner's belongings kept inside.

Sarai Workshop / Alexander Erman Architecture & Design - Interior Photography
© Ilya Ivanov
Sarai Workshop / Alexander Erman Architecture & Design - Exterior Photography, Garden
© Ilya Ivanov
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Sarai Workshop / Alexander Erman Architecture & Design - Interior Photography
© Ilya Ivanov

To meet those needs, polycarbonate was selected as the wall covering material. It is coated with timber strips installed with short gaps between each other in the storage zone, and with bigger ones in the workshop zone, where more sunlight is required.

Sarai Workshop / Alexander Erman Architecture & Design - Interior Photography, Beam
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Sarai Workshop / Alexander Erman Architecture & Design - Interior Photography, Handrail, Beam, Steel
© Ilya Ivanov

The building is a timber frame structure installed on semi-temporary piles. The space has square corners, which is ideal for the given function. The size of the structure comes from the polycarbonate sheet size -- 6x3 meters, 2.1 meter high. Therefore, each side of the building is coated with one polycarbonate sheet.

Sarai Workshop / Alexander Erman Architecture & Design - Interior Photography
© Ilya Ivanov

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Address:Trubacheyevka, Moscow Oblast, Russia

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Cite: "Sarai Workshop / Alexander Erman Architecture & Design" 09 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/959721/sarai-workshop-alexander-erman-architecture-and-design> ISSN 0719-8884

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