SAOTA translates their South-African modernistic sensibilities into a Russian context for the Silver Pine villa

SAOTA translates their South-African modernistic sensibilities into a Russian context for the Silver Pine villa

27 May 2021 News

In a unique pocket of natural pine forest close to the Moscow historic center, SAOTA realized a contemporary home with an outward orientation. The volume contrasts a more closed off gray exterior with a warm colorful interior.

Sergey Ananiev  

Advanced glazing systems provide insulation during the extreme Russian winters and floods the interiors with as much natural light as possible in these dark months. The architects opted for silver grey metal cladding to enhance the green of the surrounding trees.

Sergey Ananiev  

On the monolithic street facade side a backlit bronze entrance signals the warmth of the interiors. The designers conceptualized the villa as a geode that reveals a shimmering crystal interior.

Sergey Ananiev  

Interior design studio ARRCC fitted the interiors with exotic marbles, some backlit and timber surfaces.

Sergey Ananiev  

A sculptural staircase breaks with the angular exterior to create a more organic interior character.

Sergey Ananiev  

 

The private spaces upstairs are softer and warmer with carpeting and colorful upholstery. 

Sergey Ananiev  

The project is a collaboration between SAOTA, ARRCC and Max Kasymov. Local Moscow designer Max Kasymov oversaw the realization with local contractors and suppliers and realized the ideas of SAOTA and ARRCC by designing bespoke furniture in their own workshop.

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