House by the sea.
Compact three-storyed house on the inner shore of the Gulf of Finland.
Russia, Pribylovo, Leningradskaya oblast, 2017
Photo credits: Dmitry Tsyrencshikov
Location for this house is Pribylovo village, situated on the inner Vyborg gulf shore. Regular flat site is facing the sea in the north and touches the water edge. Due to local law and the site restrictions, the house had to be built in the back of the plot, on a rather small area.
Inspiration for observing the sea, along with the site restrictions, formed a compact, three- leveled house.
The ground floor is divided into a entrance and facility zone, along with the stair, and wide living / din-ing / kitchen zone, which has a completely transparent wall to the sea and a future outdoor terrace. On the second floor four bedrooms (for each member of the family) and a tiny space below opening are situated, while the whole third floor is a studio with a large window to the sea. Ground floor has regular wooden vertical walls, sheathed with raw pine planks, while the second and the third floors are covered by folded metal roof with velux windows.
The only exception is the large northern wall, facing the sea and all bearing three openings – one full width panoramic glass wall with shutters on the ground floor, a small opening for the master bedroom and large studio window, that, especially in the evening, becomes an additional seamark, and flags the house in the village panorama.