Instead of using wood for its exterior structure (which is often the norm in the region) LAB606 opted for concrete blocks that offered proper insulation while cutting down the costs drastically. It is this smart use of concrete along with metallic window frames shutters and doors that gave the residence its final shape.
There are numerous projects showcasing a remarkable array of contemporary architectural structures that place an emphasis on aesthetic design functionality and longevity. The minimal perspective evident clean lines and use of natural materials are at variance with the brutal abstract and formidable forms of Soviet Modernism. This fresh contemporary architecture has arguably more of a European quality and style.
Even though the color palette veers away from using any bright hues and largely employs white pleasant wooden elements in the dining room kitchen and at the entrance provide all the textural and visual contrast necessary. This also creates a bridge between the existing home and the modern extension aesthetically and allows for a blend of contrasting eras.
Designed by Archinauten the steel folding elements were placed to regulate temperature and the amount of sunlight that seeps indoors even as they provide ample privacy to an otherwise distantly ‘open’ home design.
In order to reach the entrance residents and visitors cross a bridge that traverses a moat surrounding the residence. Reconstructed on various occasions the present building’s oldest section dates from the baroque architectural period in 1670.