- Type: Modern Contemporary
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 6
- Size: 53,819 sq. ft.
- Built: 2020
Futago House which means “twins” in Japanese, consists of two identical parts: these are our twin brothers, who proudly raise their console heads and look in each other’s eyes. 30,000 tons of soil, and they rise above the landscape like dumb observers sharing one heartbeat for two. The customer very clearly expressed his wishes: to get a modern and minimalist house that will become a new stage of their life after the years of being the fans of the classics.
The interior of one of the twins is still in the process of implementation so we will show the ready one that is located to the left of the main entrance. It is intended for the owners, and the second one is for guests. Both have similar layouts and an area of 2,500 square meters.
The monolith of the house was poured out of 20 tons of concrete. The principal decision was to order the material from a Ukrainian manufacturer, because the logistics of concrete is complex and not ecological, especially in such sizes. And when the windows became walls and the doors had to reach almost five meters in height, magic happened, in Odessa, a separate assembly of double-glazed windows has opened exclusively for the Futago project, each weighing 1 ton.
The construction of the project took 3 years and became a real chain of challenges and bold decisions. The location encouraged us to do everything possible to make the view from the windows the main highlight of the project. To do this, we got 30,000 tons of soil and raised both parts of the house to a height of five metres. Hence, we got rid of obstacles on the horizon to fully enjoy the landscape.
Three individual bedrooms, bathrooms with panoramic windows, a bar, and a collection of modern Ukrainian art, Futago House is our step forward towards a modern Ukrainian architecture of private houses, and it is just beginning.
This house has become a continuation of nature and vice versa, its opposition. Futago is a blank sheet of paper in which tons of concrete, glass, passion, and the power of the human spirit have merged.
- Architect: Sergey Makhno Architects
- Photography: Serhii Kadulin
- Location: Kyiv, Ukraine