Completed in 2019 by the architecture firm FORM Bureau, Suzdal Estate House is a renovation that preserves the traditional elements that defined the style of the wood house while adding light modern volumes that enhance the new program of the house.
Suzdal Estate House Technical Information
- Architects: FORM Bureau
- Team: Olga Treivas, Vera Odyn, Polina Nenasheva, Idrees Suliman, Mikhail Shishin, Elizaveta Shishina, Sergey Silkov
- Project Management: Alina Yaroshenko, Konstantin Bichurin
- Location: Suzdal, Russia
- Type: Residential / House
- Area: 500 m2
- Project Year: 2017 – 2019
- Drawings: © FORM Bureau
- Photographs: © Yuri Palmin
The traditional decor contrasts with the modern black metal veranda: a minimalic structure that reduces the historicism of the wooden elements.
– FORM Bureau Architects
Suzdal Estate Photographs
Texts by the Architects
Large estate house is located in the heart of Suzdal town on the bank of Kamenka river. Ensemble should preserve the history of the estate that existed here as well as become an important part of the town’s panorama that opens from the Kremlin’s walls on the opposite bank.
The point of the renovation was to define the building’s merits as well as find a place for artistic expression. This is how the concept of dense “original” building was created. Wooden houses are delicately united with a modern structure. The building is merged into the town’s skyline although it subtly stands out with its light contemporary forms. They shine through the gaps between “historic” facades either with the arrowslit-like window or with the roof-piercing towers. Wood-carved décor of facades reminds of the museum’s exhibits — neutral background defines the lace of window frames and ledges.
The traditional decor contrasts with the modern black metal veranda. A minimalistic structure that reduces the historicism of the wooden elements, although this space does have an element of a play. Among the pillars, there is a wood-carved column. This is an element of traditional wood construction, which is a source of inspiration for many generations of artists — among them, the sculptor Constantin Brâncuși.
Suzdal Estate House Floor Plan
Suzdal Estate House Image Gallery
About FORM Bureau
FORM bureau is an architecture practice founded in Moscow in 2011 by architects Vera Odyn & Olga Treivas.
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