Open side-bar Menu
 ArchShowcase
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Ark – Single family house in Kharkiv, Ukraine by DROZDOV & PARTNERS Ltd.

 
June 14th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: DROZDOV & PARTNERS Ltd.

The plot is sited on one of the five Kharkiv hills among low-rise development with village-like parceling and scarce apartment houses that emerged here at the turn of the xix-xx centuries. It is located right in front of the central hill, with a railroad running along the valley between the hills. The place enjoys a generous view of the city centre, as well as the nearby church.

main view of the summer terrace, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

main view of the summer terrace, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

  • Architects: DROZDOV & PARTNERS Ltd. (Yuriy Bendasov, Yevgeniy Bosenko, Yana Bryukhovetska, Oleg Drozdov, Vladimir Konovalov)
  • Project: Ark – Single family house
  • Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Photography: Andrey Avdeenko
  • Area: 488 m2
  • Status: realized (2015)

entrance, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

entrance, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

The house explores the balance between the private and the common. In fact, it consists of three independent units, providing each member of the family with their own autonomous spaces. The representatives of the younger generation have their own studios with independent access and their own private terraces. The communal living space in the core of the house with a “summer living-room” is a place for social integration and socialization.

driveway, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

driveway, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

summer terrace and gangway, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

summer terrace and gangway, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

A nearly three-meter difference in topography made it possible to locate the entrance, utility rooms and the garage on the ground level. All the main premises are placed one the higher level aligned with the garden. As a result the whole house lies on the same level with the exception of a small roof-top pavilion overlooking the church and the city downtown, which serves as an observation point, a study, a guest room and a skylight for the premises beneath.

Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

swimming pool deck, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

swimming pool deck, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

Different types of outdoor spaces suggest a variety of scenarios: a semi-open deck of a terrace with a swimming pool and a lounge zone; an open ground for active games in front of it; a more private area further in the garden; and a lawn in the back of the house which is accessed from the master bedroom.

A solid volume of the house that floats on the landscape, as well as the principle of family cooperation, explain the name of the house, which is “Ark”.

vanishing boundary between the living room and the terrace, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

vanishing boundary between the living room and the terrace, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

living room, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

living room, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

skylight, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

skylight, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

passage, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

passage, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

young generation room, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

young generation room, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

terrace, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

terrace, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

roof-top pavilion, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

roof-top pavilion, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

roof-top pavilion (interior), Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

roof-top pavilion (interior), Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

aerial view, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

aerial view, Image Courtesy © Andrey Avdeenko

master plan, Image Courtesy © DROZDOV & PARTNERS Ltd.

master plan, Image Courtesy © DROZDOV & PARTNERS Ltd.

form generation scheme, Image Courtesy © DROZDOV & PARTNERS Ltd.

form generation scheme, Image Courtesy © DROZDOV & PARTNERS Ltd.

elevations, Image Courtesy © DROZDOV & PARTNERS Ltd.

elevations, Image Courtesy © DROZDOV & PARTNERS Ltd.

ground floor plan, Image Courtesy © DROZDOV & PARTNERS Ltd.

ground floor plan, Image Courtesy © DROZDOV & PARTNERS Ltd.

main floor plan, Image Courtesy © DROZDOV & PARTNERS Ltd.

main floor plan, Image Courtesy © DROZDOV & PARTNERS Ltd.

sections, Image Courtesy © DROZDOV & PARTNERS Ltd.

sections, Image Courtesy © DROZDOV & PARTNERS Ltd.

Related posts:

Tags: ,

Category: House

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

GRAPHISOFT: ARCHICAD download 30-day FREE trial
Graphisoft ARCHICAD  Download a 30-Day FREE trial
TurboCAD pro : Start at $299
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy