House and Cottage

Bright and cozy house for three generations

Today we want to show you a bright countrysideA house that was built for a large family. Thanks to the thoughtful planning and cozy design, it can comfortably accommodate representatives of just three generations. "Yellow House", as it is called by architect Anna Medleva, is a sample of Russian countryside architecture: a pitched roof, a terrace and a porch with wooden fences, decorative molded "platbands" on Windows. A solid construction with a tape monolithic foundation, a metal roof and brickwork with a thickness of 510 mm is designed to serve many generations of the owners' family. Instead of a garden - a tidy forest, and instead of a family legend - an amazing "love story", which preceded the construction of the house. She told us the author of the project. Anna Medleva, architect General Director of the Design Bureau "Architectural Policy". Graduated from the Moscow Architectural Institute (State Academy), Moscow State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages. Maurice Thorez and the Milan Polytechnic Institute. Member of the Union of Architects of Russia, laureate and diploma winner of Russian and international competitions in architecture. When we planted the house on the site, it became necessary to cut through the forest. Mostly we cleaned the trees, damaged by bark beetle, but we had to remove part of the undergrowth. Many of the young trees were rather stunted, since below them, under the old fir trees, they simply did not have enough sunlight. But in the middle of the plot I discovered a young and very stocky oak. He stood firmly, truly, like a man, straightening the crown! And next to it, in two meters, grew a rowan tree - a slender beauty, stretching to it its branches-hands. And I remembered the song that my grandmother sang in childhood: "how could I, the mountain ash, move to an oak tree ...". At this point, I decided that this would be a house about love. We have preserved the trees. And now stands this oak tree right in the center of the terrace, knocks its branches in the bedroom window of the second floor, and nearby, nearby, grows his lover-rowan. These are the houses of Romeo and Juliet.

Anna Medleva Well, the history of the construction itself, as usual, began with the design ideas and plans that the architect Anna Medleva talentedly visualized in her own sketches drawn. According to the architect, the house should be cozy,Warm and welcoming. That's why the sun color was chosen as the main color of the facades, and the main feature of the interior was a comfortable and thoughtful layout that meets the needs of all generations of the family: parents, children, and grandparents. The rooms of the first floor, like connecting vessels,Smoothly flow one into another: the hall-library into the living room, then to the kitchen or terrace. The dining room, which is part of the living room, easily turns from winter to summer (open) with the help of huge glass doors opening onto the terrace, which leads to the garden. The open plan of the ground floor is perfect for spending time with family and friends. But there are also nooks, such as a guest bedroom and a bathroom. They were planned in case the grandmother and grandfather decide to visit their favorite grandchildren and stay for a while. Immediately, under the beautiful wooden staircase leading to the second floor, you can comfortably sit in a chair and leaf through a family album taken from the library shelf while the children frolic in the living room awaiting lunch. The second floor is the private space of the owners of the house: A married couple and two children (a boy and a girl). Here is the main bedroom with its own bathroom. By the way, it is in the window of this very bedroom that the oak-Romeo collar taps with its elastic crown. The rest of the space is divided into two children's rooms and a separate children's bathroom. Considering that the main idea of ​​the project is to create a universal comfortable space, pleasant for people of different ages, IKEA objects were chosen as the main interior filling. Anna Medleva, architect: - Furniture and accessories from IKEA are understandable, cozy, kind, simple and accessible. The house itself possesses the same qualities. I wanted to create affordable modern housing, which would be an excellent alternative to an apartment in a residential area of ​​Moscow: equivalent in value but offering natural goods not available to a city dweller (forest, clean air, birds singing, fragrant strawberries right on site). Images are provided by the designer Anna Medleva

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