Modernisation House N in Moscow \ 4a Architekten

• September 27, 2013

4a Architekten give character to residential house in Moscow. A house built in the 1990s, a client who openly welcomes change and a team of architects who are able to give a new identity to a building. House N in Moscow speaks a clear and autonomous architectural language inside and out – with form and detail precisely in tune with other.

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courtesy 4a Architekten, photo by Dmitry Chebanenko

A bright, spacious and open house – this was the client’s wish and therefore the guiding principle behind 4a Architekten’s redesign of this residence in Moscow. Through dialogue, an impressive re-interpretation of the existing building that was constructed in the 1990s and which in future is to offer space both to a family of four and to numerous art objects in a living area of 350 m2. This brought about a radical change to the original appearance of the house.

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courtesy 4a Architekten, photo by Dmitry Chebanenko

Although the existing building structure has been largely preserved, the house now reveals entirely new facets: a generously glazed structural shell with a front ramp emerges from the existing volume to create a new, eye-catching entrance situation. Here, shape and form capture the existing structures and axes while this reinterpretation bears all the hallmarks of 4a Architekten.

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Strikingly yet cautiously, the glazed shell wraps itself around the original building, creating a soft transition from the existing to the newly-built. The house interior has also undergone a powerful transformation: since the conversion, the different areas of the entrance level merge smoothly into each other.

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The original floor plan structure, which was previously divided into small sections, was eliminated through the removal of non-supporting walls. An open-plan interior landscape with a living and dining area, fireplace and kitchen now forms the focal point of the house. This communal area exudes a pleasant air of spaciousness with great freedom of movement. An air space with an open staircase links the ground floor with the upper storeys.

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The resulting interplay with the large-surface glazing, offering a splendid view across the gardens that cover an area of 2,500 m2, gives rise to an expansive feeling of space. The two upper storeys serve as a private place into which to retreat. The master bedroom, complete with dressing room, bathroom and free-standing bathtub, is located on the first floor, while the top floor accommodates the two children’s rooms and another bathroom. In the basement, a sauna area and a recreation room with access to the garden offer further high-quality living space.

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courtesy 4a Architekten, photo by Dmitry Chebanenko

House N now displays resolute clarity and sleek elegance after its modernisation. This language of form is in part due to the reduction in the use of materials – oak floorboards, steel, glass and wood shape the spatial impression inside and out. The white plastered wall surfaces give the building a tranquil atmosphere while at the same time forming the backdrop for the client’s numerous art objects. 4a Architekten have succeeded in lending a contemporary ambience to the existing building structure, creating a high quality of living perfectly tailored to meet the residents’ needs.

+ Project data

Location Moscow
Architect 4a Architekten
Matthias Burkart
Alexander von Salmuth
Ernst Ulrich Tillmanns
Alexander Schamne
Stuttgart/Moscow
Project management: Alexander Schamne
Associates: Alexandra Filatova, Tatjana Ivanova
Planning period 11/2012 until 05/2013
Construction period 11/2012 until 06/2013
Gross floor area approx. 350 m²
Gross cubic volume approx. 1000 m³
Service phases (HOAI) 1 to 8
Photographs Dmitry Chebanenko

+ All images and drawings courtesy 4a Architekten \  photo by Dmitry Chebanenko

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