Alex Nerovnya Architects (ANA) are a team of architects and designers based in Moscow, Russia. Their designs are guided by fundamental principles of honest minimalism, alliance with the environment and universal accessibility.
Three guiding principles that were kept in mind when designing this project were clean shapes, genuine natural materials and energy efficiency. ANA were inspired by the possibility to merge commonplace classic architectural shapes with the wild environment.
Massive glass walls, that have already become a signature feature of Alex Nerovnya designs, are utilized as mirror-like screens, that, if viewed from certain angles, could make the entire building almost invisible to the observer.
Thanks to the two-storied tempered glass area, the person inside this building experiences a kind of a broken-fourth-wall effect. Wherever the person is, he/she never loses connection with the surrounding nature, beautifully portrayed through the panoramic glass.
A major, but largely invisible element of the construction is a steel structure on the inside of the glass wall that holds it in place, while being almost hidden to the eye.
The inside of the building is one continuous area. Throughout the day, the mood and feeling of the interior changes drastically due to the massive role of natural light, penetrating through the glass.
The house will be perfect for families that enjoy getting out in the wilderness, small groups of hikers and tourists that are seeking to combine the comfort of a modern country house with the feeling of being out in nature.