location: Dnipro, Ukraine
function: house interior
square : 250 м2
status: build (2014)
designer: S. Hotvianskyi
photographer: A. Avdeenko
A large modern house on the shore of the river was once a small residence where the family spent summer.
The family came to Nottdesign, when the process of transformation was already in full swing: the old house was joined by a new
part of much larger
volume, with the second floor. So all the corrections architects made literally on the fly.
According to the new planning, an elongated hall became a new center of the house. From here the space dynamically unfolded in
three directions: to the left and down to a large living room; to the right to the kitchen-dining room, which, together with the
guest bathroom has taken pre-existing building; and to the top to the second floor up the minimalist wooden staircase with
transparent tempered glass railing, encased in a metal frame.
Color scheme is based on rough surfaces resembling concrete, striking texture of warm American walnut, smooth white
background and spreading of black details. The second floor is a completely private area where the owners’ bedroom with a
dressing room and a bathroom, a children’s room and a guest room are located. Particular emphasis in the main bedroom is on
the maximum use of natural light. So the dressing room being a wooden cube in the center of the room has walls only 2.3 meters
high, so that a sufficient amount of light penetrates from above. The bathtub is located directly in the bedroom. In addition, even
a closed room with a toilet and bidet has traps for light — two narrow glazed slots on the sidewalls.