The best houses made of wood according to the results of the ARCHIWOOD 2021 award. Shortlist for the Country House nomination
Analyzing the 11 contenders closest to victory, you can identify common trends.There is a move away from giantomania, and the houses are small, 1-2 stories. Often the color black is used, this burnt and simply painted wood on the facade, panoramic windows and the desire to blend the house into its surroundings.
Interesting facade of Roma House is made of sheet metal and wooden vertical slats. One of the walls is made entirely of energy-efficient glass. The facade is very reminiscent of the trunks of the pine trees that surround the house.
D.O.M.+ by ARCH.625. Frame house, exterior trim board larch, but similar to the folded panels of zinc. The outer box protrudes quite strongly outward, forming a kind of terrace.
Black house in the village, it's something between the traditional Russian hut and chalet. Wide overhangs, strong pillar trunks, through the windows opposite each other, which give the missing lightness. In contrast to the dark facade, the interior is decorated in a light key.
The unusual shape of the DomBro house and its location on a hill. The main facade has panoramic glazing, the side facades are clad with thermo-modified wood. Unlike the Roma House the laths here are arranged horizontally. But the similarity with D.O.M.+ is in the way the glazing is "sunk" and due to this a terrace is formed.
White house over the mountain in a minimalist concept, the outline resembles a house of containers. The main leitmotif is openness. The house has a small area of 105 sq.m. and has three terraces.
We have already written about Siberian Retreat House. A house with the concept of maximum closure on the outside, the northern side, and openness on the opposite, the southern side, which faces the forest.
The terrace in this house also exists (this seems to be a characteristic feature of all the finalist projects), and here it has the character of a backbone, the main artery of the house.
This project is the winner in a public online vote.
A summer house by the architect Rustam Kerimov, the most unusual of the short-listed houses. From the original burnt plank facade to the stairs leading to the operable roof. A very compact project but with well thought-out space utilization scenarios.
We considered this house to be the closest to winning, which it was. The jury chose Rustam Kerimov's summer house as the winner in the "Country House" category.
Igor Markin's house is a modern chalet of laminated veneer lumber. The panoramic glazing of the main gable does not look innovative, but it fits the concept well. It would be a shame to block the flow of light obtained through the panoramic glazing, so inside, instead of the massive beams, there are almost imperceptible steel ties..
Corner joins bars are made in the technique of "Tyrolean castle", similar to a swallow's tail. This allows you to avoid thermal bridges in the most problematic areas and does not require masking, as it looks aesthetically.
Example from Carton Group on how to use a very narrow plot for construction.
The black house looks unique on each side due to its asymmetric silhouette. The combined roof allowed for different heights of the interior rooms.
The black board facade is painted black, against which bakelite plywood stands out as bright accents as the main entrance to the house and the exit to the terrace. It has relatively small windows and there is a feeling of greater privacy.
Recognizable handwriting of the studio Le Atelier, skillful use of volumes and combination of dark and light wood. Look at their project House Kino, have you also noticed a similarity?
In this house, the technique of arranging the inner and outer walls at an angle is very interesting. This is done for better insolation and more pleasant views.
We would like to highlight the Barn House from Nefa architects.
This project is from the short list of another category 'Wood in decoration'. Here the main fiddle is the use of a century-old secondary board, imported from the North of Russia, on the façade. The color gradient with a noble gray turned out great.
ARCHIWOOD - the annual national award for the best architectural construction made of wood.
Held since 2009 in the annual format, categories are quite a lot, a private home, public construction, small and art object, interior, the object of reconstruction, etc.
The main condition is that the object must be built in Russia.
One of the main goals is to popularize wooden house-building.