The project is an example of the author’s architecture using bricks in a modern reading, thanks to the combination of facing bricks and the supporting concrete frame of the building, which allows creating cantilevered protrusions and large spans of decorative pergolas – the material acquires completely new aesthetic properties.
In this project, each angle reveals the interesting properties of the material, from one species it is powerful and monumental, from others it is light and dynamic. An impregnable brick fortress on one side and at the same time a modern, stylish and open to the water house.
From the north side, looking at the driveway, the building has more blank surfaces, which makes it possible to experience the monumental beauty and power of clean brick surfaces.
From the south side the building faces the bay, there is provided the maximum possible and necessary number of panoramic windows, terraces at different levels and a panoramic pool in the patio courtyard. The view from the water looks dynamic and easy, this was achieved thanks to the cantilevered protrusions, elevation elevations recorded in the architecture, decorative “hooks” around the windows, terraces sunk in the plane of the facade, and huge panoramic windows. The house is directed towards the water, with all its views it opens towards the bay.
Aleksandr Melnichenko, Ekaterina Karetina
PRIVATE HOUSE, PROFESSIONAL COMPETITION, Season 2019/20