Situated atop a hill in a pine forest near the capital city Moscow in Russia the house designed and developed by Atrium Architecture strictly redefines the concept of ‘’ in the strongest term. This contemporary building offers wonderful living spaces and lots of tranquility with free access to clean and fresh air.
The lower level of Harrison Street Residence finds space for three bedrooms two bathrooms a bar and wine room. A large open living room gives the impression that the house is very spacious. Large motorized windows aid easy and efficient cross ventilation whereas the wood-cum-steel stairs impart beauty and strength to the residence.
Built by Denieuwegeneratie this exceptional semi-underground residence named Mountain House comes with its own mountain – created as an artificial hill to camouflage the residence on the northern side. Located in a nature reserve the Dutch Mountain House measures 12 x 19 meters of bright open interiors. An interesting flexible structure on the inside allows the space to be compartmentalized according to the family’s needs. Wooden structures ensure that a future space rearrangement would be easy and creative.
Flooded by light through the glass side and featuring skylights and round windows the partly hidden structure benefits from a natural glow complimented by a carefully designed lighting system. An old jaguar car lives its second life as a bookshelf in the kitchen.
Designed to meet the needs of one family the western half of the duplex displays a floor plan made out of many rooms. A circular staircase joins the levels in this side.