Architect Olga Freiman completed the design for a modern house located near Moscow, Russia. The residence, depicted in the photos by Manolo Yllera showcases an eye-catching modern style, complete with original details throughout. Defined by steel, glass and wood, the project is both elegant and welcoming. Floor to ceiling windows open up the entire space towards the outdoor terrace and the surrounding green environment, while flooding the rooms in natural light.
The most spectacular part of the residence is the indoor swimming pool, with exceptional views. An elegant staircase physically and aesthetically connects the interiors of the residence. Another appealing interior is the living area, with all the seating elements oriented towards the giant glass windows and the forest beyond. The lighting details, furniture, fireplace designs and other decor elements all seem to come together in a harmonious- and equally spectacular composition.
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.
What is new and exciting now can quickly begin to look tired and out of fashion, so the best buildings don’t just consider what will be interesting to look at now, but also how it might look to people in five, fifty or even a hundred years’ time. 2013’s hotly contested RIBA Stirling Prize went to Witherford Watson Mann Architects for their work on Astley Castle, Warwickshire. In what RIBA Past President Stephen Hodder has described as an extreme retrofit, the project essentially saw a new building inserted subtly into the heart of the old, with a new, two storey residence now hidden within the sandstone walls of the ruins of this medieval castle, to be used as a holiday home for up to eight guests