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Shell Houses

A complex of country houses

The complex includes a host house designed for year-round living, as well as several guest houses for short-term stays of friends and family.

The unique feature of the project was that the dimensions and placement of the buildings were predetermined by existing foundations on the site. Therefore, our challenge was to create comfortable living spaces for different families in a way that avoids a feeling of densely built environment inside the buildings.

To achieve this, we placed the houses within a special 'shell' that provides privacy to each space while also opening up to scenic views. This solution also helps conceal drainage systems and protect the terraces from side winds. Thanks to the sloping roofs and matching facade materials, the buildings form an architectural ensemble. The main facades of the buildings face the eastern part of the site and offer breathtaking views of the Dnipro River, which can be enjoyed from a large terrace.

Year of implementation: 2023
Location: Majorka, Dnipro

Host House

On the first floor of the building, there is a family area. It's a place where the family can gather around a common table, spend time together in the living room, celebrate important events, or welcome guests. At the request of the homeowner, we concealed the kitchen from the common area but maintained visual contact with the living room.

On the second floor, there is a private zone with two bedrooms and a study that can also serve as a guest or children's room when needed. Each bedroom has access to a scenic terrace, which also acts as a shade for the first floor.

Area: 54,6 sq m

Guest House

A two-story residential space designed for short-term stays of a small family. It includes all necessary living areas: a kitchen, a living room, a bathroom, and a bedroom.

Area: 31,5 sq m

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