Project Name: Oko House
Practice: Sergey Makhno Architects
Completion year: 2018
Project Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Lead Architects: Sergey Makhno, Alexander KovpakMore Specs
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Envelop yourself in the wonderland
Every night sculptures come to life, trees awaken from the day nap, stone gardens start moving, and the story begins.
This one is about the latest architectural project by Sergey Makhno Architects, which is located in the suburb of Kyiv, Ukraine.
Two-level residence Oko House is named after the key element of the facade – a round window in steel partitions for almost the entire space of the house. Through this “eye”, owners and guests of the house have a view of the natural green landscape.
Backyard (lower level), that is separated from a living part (upper level) by a concrete gate, exactly imitates a Japanese garden – there are bonsai trees, various types of mosses and other oriental plants, Japanese lanterns and an artificial pond. In the pond, there is a man-size sculpture “Rain” by Nazar Bilyk.
Sliding doors of the lower terrace also give out Japanese culture in the project.
The project is filled with art objects by Ukrainian artists: in a concrete arch, in front of it, behind the central gate, at the exit from the terrace.
Opposite part of the house is the main facade, where there are a garage and entrance to the territory. It is minimalist, monumental and it doesn’t reveal all the secrets.