Avant-garde project of a contemporary house. Bold architectural solutions for daring people.
Architect - Roman Leonidov
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Avant-garde project "ZEPPELIN"
Architect Roman Leonidov has named this countryside residence ZEPPELIN as a tribute to the air vessels that can be often seen in the art works of his namesake - Ivan Leonidov. Techno-romantic style suggested the architectural solution. Romantic history of the dirigibles rising up to several thousand meters high and making round-the-world journeys already in the 1920's ("Graf Zeppelin" aircraft was one of the first to circle the world) is reflected in this building.
Arc-shaped, counter-angled glass wall of the living room (central atrium) openly resembles the bottom part of a dirigible; and even the pattern of the divided glazing reminds us of a zeppelin nacelle.
Glass and metal - characteristics of these two essentially unlike materials bonded together make it possible to combine the incompatible.
The building is so complex that each of the façades is to a certain extent unpredictable as an edge-of-the-seat thriller twist. The look of the house is characterized by super-mobility: a host of levels, overlapping spaces, panels significantly brought out on metal pylons - all this creates an impression of various energy flows, working forces, strain of the steel muscles or pieces of machinery.