"Sail" and two thirds

  • contemporary architecture

There was constructed a yachtsmans house on the territory of Zavidkin designed by the architects Vladimir Plotkin and Olga Golovina. This stylish three-part volume, harmoniously evolving the principles of Pirogovo housing, has become a beautiful piece of the architectural collection of this resort.


This is a striking and independent three-part volume with two black-and-red parallelepipeds flanking the snow-white "sail". And its peculiar that the house became such during the collective additional work of the architect and the client. The thing is that the 58x6 meters according to the dimensions restrictions were not enough for the client and their family. They wanted to have the house three times larger. So Vladimir Plotkin suggested the idea to build a house visually split into three independent volumes joint by thin glass passages, unseen from afar. "In addition, we have got a certain freedom. When we designed a single house, we had to use every square centimeter and this inevitably dictated a parallelepiped shape, - says Vladimir Plotkin. When weve got three volumes, weve got an opportunity to play with the form at least of one them. " The side residential houses are almost parallelepiped on the plan, while the sides of the central volume are rounded and form soft arcs. Actually, Plotkin is too modest: the side volumes are not just parallelepipeds. The parents house, from which in fact the work was started, is composed of two pairs of parallelepipeds, with unique custom-made 7-meter glass in between. In each pair, in turn, the volumes are shifted horizontally relative to each other, due to which on the both facades (street and fronting the water) there appear spectacular consoles. The dynamics is increased by contrasting materials - black polished stone and wood. Such palette brought similarity with a chessboard, and the architects did not want windows to destroy the image, so the glass is chosen with the tone similar to the stone, and windows on the light "cells" are hidden behind "blind" of thin wooden strips. The idea of two-color facade is actively developed in the interior: inside the volumes finished with stone there are black interiors (very classy looks the bathroom decorated in such gothic), while rooms in wooden blocks are designed in soft palette of natural shades of wood. And the 2storey living room is white: not only ceiling, walls and furniture are white, but even the parquet.
Text by: Vladimir Plotkin, Anna Martovitskaya

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