In 2020 RHIZOME completed the Tochka na Karte Country Hotel located on the East coast of Ladoga lake on the wild nature of the Republic of Karelia. The hotel consists of 15 individual prefab houses that look into the lakeshore and the pine forest.
Tochka na Karte Country Hotel Technical Information
- Architects: RHIZOME
- Team: Evgeny Reshetov, Tatiana Sinelnikova, Yana Demina, Ilya Belyakov
- Location: Vidlitsa, Republic of Karelia, Russia
- Topics: Cabins, Wood
- Area: 866 m2
- Project Year: 2019 – 2020
- Photographs: © Dmitry Tsyrencshikov
All of the houses are built with the usage of prefabricated technology, which is the most suitable and sustainable choice for construction in remote locations. Every home consists of 2 modules making up the L-shaped area, including a large terrace and a compact space capable of accommodating up to 4 guests.
– RHIZOME architects
Tochka na Karte Country Hotel Photographs
Text by the Architects
The East coast of Ladoga lake is marked by brand-new “Tochka na Karte” (Russian for “A point on the map”) Country Hotel that is isolated from any inhabited places and surrounded by wild Karelian landscape. The pine forest, the vast sandy beach, and the lake resembling the sea by its scale and character have become the primary guidance and the context of the architecture. Nature has also influenced both the technological and material basis of the project as well as less global decisions – small scale architectural elements like benches and street lights corresponding with their surroundings.
The core of the hotel is formed by 15 bijou private houses offering an opportunity for reclusive recreation in the natural environment: panoramic glazing and individual terraces provide a personal view to the waterfront and the forest. At the same time, the presence of separate parking lots helps to avoid any traffic congestion.
All of the houses are built with the usage of prefabricated technology, which is the most suitable and sustainable choice for construction in remote locations. Every home consists of 2 modules making up the L-shaped area, including a large terrace and a compact space capable of accommodating up to 4 guests. Apart from essential and necessary elements, the houses are equipped with a personal sauna – an essential attribute of truly nordic vacation.
The intention to create an energetic and, at the same time, diverse architectural environment is realized through four exterior design types. Sharing the prefabricated basis and the idea of sequence, the houses stand out with the textures of façades that vary from smooth to ribbed surfaces emphasizing the aesthetic of gaps and edges. The color of impregnated pinewood chosen as a finishing material works as another criterion responsible for the distinctive design of the houses. Every type is also complemented with a specific variation of canopies – either the monolith ones that follow the general logic of the volume or the ones that “float” in the air being marked with a unique window.
Tochka na Karte Country Hotel Project Plans
Tochka na Karte Country Hotel Image Gallery
Founded in 2011, RHIZOME is a group of people sharing a common interest in architecture and contemporary cultural processes. On a practical level, RHIZOME handles the conception and realization of design and architectural projects as well as design brief assignments and consultancy. On a theoretical level, the group develops critical positions on design through writing, research, exhibitions, and conferences.
Other works from RHIZOME