by Nick in Architecture
We usually imagine houses surrounded by forests as rustic and idyllic. Here's why a simple concrete structure would seem out of place in this natural setting.
Architect Olga Freyman succeeded in transforming a minimalist building into a modern home, with and impressive and comfortable interior.
In order to visually connect the interior with the surrounding natural setting, a glass wall was built upwards on both storeys. Therefore, the green of the foliage, and why not, the white of the rustic Russian winters (it's located in Russia) bring extra colour inside. Other shades and darker hues were used along with modern accessories, such as stainless steel, steel, glass, whereas the ever-present exposed timber and timber veneer warm up the place.
The most spectacular part of the project is the indoor swimming pool over which hang the ladder and balcony from the upper storey. The swimming pool is separated from the exterior terrace, which is found on the same level, only by the glass wall, so that those swimming in the pool feel like they are outside, irrespective of the season.Photo: galleryfreimann.com