The WHITE ANGLE private house was created in order to hide from the bustle of the city and become an ideal place for a family with two children to live. IK architects bureau has developed a unique external form of an individual house so that it fits perfectly into the open space of the site. This modern wood-paneled cottage is equipped with all modern conveniences for a comfortable family life and meeting friends.
Project Name: WHITE ANGLE
Studio Name: IK architects
Design Team: Kateryna Yarova (architect), Kristina Stavitskaya (visualization)
Area: 229,2 m2
Year: project – 2021, realization from 2021
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Consultants: Yuriy Yarovyy (Project Engineer)
Photography Credits: IK architects
Other Credits: IK architects
Barnhouse is a modern architectural style characterized by simplicity of forms, a gable roof, no overhangs, panoramic windows, a second light (high ceilings in the living room of the house) and high-quality expensive facade finishing (seam roofing and solid wood, often planken larch). The house presents an archetypal, stylish form with an asymmetrical, steep, gable roof – in the style of a barnhouse.
Facades include different finishing materials: painting, wooden lamellas – planking, metal elements of window slopes; a huge terrace overlooking the site. The total volume of the building creates a unique zoning of the area of the site, dividing the zones into private and public, and the planning solution of the cottage also provides for zoning: the 1st floor is public with a large living room kitchen with access to the terrace, two large glass sliding doors open to the south and west terraces, erasing the boundaries between the inside and outside;
the second floor is completely dedicated to private use – master bedroom for parents, dressing room and master bathroom, two children’s rooms with wardrobe storage systems, and a separate bathroom; as well as an area for yoga classes with access to the balcony – a place of solitude and meditation.
The master bedroom has a private bathroom with a large window that offers great views. Two nurseries are solved the same way – a bed, a desk and a wardrobe system, also windows with low sills to sit and dream, oriented towards a beautiful view, which allows children to observe birds and plants. Thus, each space has a unique relationship with the surrounding nature.
The carport for 2 cars is made in the same style of the house, and visually flows in a horizontal line along the facade from the awning above the terrace to the carport. The canopy fits perfectly into the overall composition and balances the asymmetrical roof. The carport and entrance gate is one compositional story with a fence all along the lot.
The modern project of a private house is located in Kharkov, Ukraine. The selection of materials and the color scheme of the facade were developed based on the wishes of the customer and the result was a non-trivial architectural look.
Maximum use of white color – white plastered walls, white corrugated sheet as a roof covering, creates not only a unique architectural appearance, complemented by an asymmetrical roof, but also protects the house from overheating in the summer. For visual contrast, IK-architects used contrasting solutions in the architectural project – black metal slopes on the windows, graphite window frames.
In the winter snowy period, the house will dissolve into its surroundings – a mirage house.
An environmentally friendly approach to design is achieved through the inclusion of alternative energy sources in the project: solar panels, water collectors that provide lighting and warm water in a residential building.
IK architects bureau was created on August 1, 2012; the date of purchase of the domain is considered the birthday of the brand. Kateryna Yarovaya is a founder, CEO and Chief architect of the bureau. The person who lives in the format of #architectureaslifestyle.
Architecture as a lifestyle is the slogan with which the IK goes through life.
IK architects have a unique opportunity to design architectural projects of individual houses and interior design of residential, public spaces and HoReCa facilities. IK architects have designed projects all over the world: Ukraine. Russia, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway
The name IK architects consists of the abbreviation of the letters I K – which stands for:
I know architecture