House In The Landscape by Russian firm Niko Architect is an organic, futuristic residence integrated into an artificial landscape in a village outside Moscow. Taking into account the limitations of visual contact with the outside environment, the project envisages the construction of a private zone with a landscape, a shaped terrace and an adjacent body of water. Developed from the outside in, the house is connected to the outside space, forming a continuity of the mutual flow of the landscape into the building and the building into the landscape, reinforced by a green roof on which is a garden with wood and herbal plants.
Niko Architect organized the interior on the principle of integrating the “Home Gallery” into the living space, using the building frame as a background for decor and art, sculptures, decorative elements with hidden Japanese themes and symbolic shapes. Each piece of furniture is interpreted as a work of art, while art objects also function as zonal elements in residential and non-residential spaces, tracking the direction of movement.
The common living space is divided into three zones: a kitchen-dining room, an open area with a fireplace and a coffee corner. The kitchen is visually separated from the main living area by a partition with a round hole, enhancing the continuous dialogue between the zones and pointing to the classic symbolism of Japanese culture. The open area also has a round, almost closed shape and is the compositional core of the interior, symbolizing two balanced halves – yin and yang. The lighting is organized not only functionally, but also part of the organic architecture, emphasizing the architectural features of the building.