YEK Villas

YEK Villas

Architect
Open AD architects
Location
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Category
Private Houses
Maxim Kanakin

YEK Villas

Open AD architects as Architects

The twin villas "levitate" amid the towering pines and birches of a secluded park in the Ural region of Russia. Their presence is felt, but subtle.

photo_credit Maxim Kanakin
Maxim Kanakin

Ivanka Concrete panels, perforated metal and reflective glass combine in façades, which continue the patterns of the surrounding landscape. Beneath the exterior is a sturdy reinforced concrete frame.

photo_credit Maxim Kanakin
Maxim Kanakin

Since the homes sit in a publicly accessible location, people walk freely in the area. Not only do the façade features perform well visually, but also give privacy to residents, so that they can see the landscape, but passers-by can’t see inside. The overhangs and screens also protect from the glare of the sun.

photo_credit Maxim Kanakin
Maxim Kanakin

An enclosed courtyard at the heart of the villa affords residents their very own, private outdoor space, as well as floods the home in natural light. A gallery surrounds the courtyard. Living quarters are dispersed around it. The lines between the home’s interior and external landscape are blurred. Tucked below ground are a private spa, garage and technical rooms.

photo_credit Maxim Kanakin
Maxim Kanakin

Team: Zane Tetere – Sulce, Girts Kula, Kristaps Sulcs, Helmuts Nezborts, Jelena Ozolina-Jelisejeva, Dins Vecans, Zane Legzdina

photo_credit Maxim Kanakin
Maxim Kanakin
photo_credit Maxim Kanakin
Maxim Kanakin
photo_credit Maxim Kanakin
Maxim Kanakin
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