Modern House by Dezest Design Studio
The Modern House project by Dezest Design Studio is a stunning modern residence located within the Kyiv Region of Ukraine. The carefully laid out plan brings the total surface area to 6,275 square feet, spread across two stories. One of the main aspects of the design of this residence was to bring as much natural light as possible to the minimalist interiors using large glazed surfaces on both floors. This also opens the interiors up to views of the stunning landscaping that surrounds the building.
Each planning is a scenario that we lay out on the basis of the initial data and information about the site. The main entrance to the site is located on the north side. On the first floor, all rooms are oriented to the north, not needing a large amount of sunlight – a technical room, a dressing room and a guest bathroom. The main room, where the kitchen, dining and living areas are located, has a favorable orientation to 3 directions of the world – east, southeast and southwest. From the zenith sun and overheating the house is protected by a terrace with pergola and a tree, which we decided to leave on the site and cut a “window” for it in the ceiling, which, together with the water surface of the pool, creates a microclimate on the south side.
We tried to use all the energies to the maximum, “make” the house live by the sun, surround it with water energy, add staticity to the image by using the texture of concrete and stone, enter it into the environment using wood in the decoration, fill it with air energy due to panoramic glazing and double-light spaces, tame the energy of fire by placing a fireplace in the very heart of the living room, the fire of which can be observed from anywhere in the first floor.
To create the effect of “lightness”, we also deliberately performed the overhang of the roof “stepwise”, further highlighting it and tearing off the casing of the columns from the supporting element.