The Bracket house is a rather tricky, yet modest piece of architecture. The existing woods on the site, had a void in the middle as a result of the previous owner's unfinished earthworks. Filling this void, the house received a trapeze-shaped plan, that meets the requirements of the program. In the central wing there is a single spaced kitchen-dining-living room, in the road-facing part of the building there is an entrance, a guestroom and the technical block, and in the distant wing, farthest from the road, there are bedrooms, kids room and a small office. The curved plan forms a semi-enclosed courtyard and a ledge of the living room, facing the forest. The outer perimeter of the roof does not match the perimeter of the outbuildings. This mismatch includes loggias of entrances and a terrace along the forest façade in the covered area. At the ends of the building there are two covered terraces - one adjoins the master bedroom, the other – the spa zone.
The house does not overwhelm a rather small plot with its scale and seems to be one-story from the outside. The rooms on the first floor - an office and a guest room - are visually connected with the common areas of the house, which expands the interior space, stretching it in its height. The interior finishing is as simple as possible. All surfaces are plastered and painted light grey. Load-bearing wooden structures cut through the interior space, adding an additional layer to the interior. Large windows and a curved plan make the surrounding forest integral part of the interior. The exterior walls cladding is made from thermally treated wood. Some of the planks are fixed perpendicular to the wall, giving the façades additional depth.
Photo: Grigoriy Sokolinsky
Contractor: 2A Production