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What inspired the shape of this holiday home?

This cantilever pipe-shaped holiday home is part of Nikola-Lenivets Art Park in Kaluga Region in Russia is designed by Moscow’s chief architect, Sergey Kuznetsov. The holiday home cabin, known as Russian Quintessential, is a permanent structure designed to accommodate the visitors of the outdoor art gallery, set in a nature reserve near the city of Kaluga. It is a stainless steel structure with one end fixed to the foundation hidden underground and the other end free, giving it a magical effect. Do you know what inspired the architect to shape the holiday home like this?

No doubt the house is not only structurally likened to the shape of the hull of the ship but also ship building techniques are used in its making. The pipe has a diameter of 3.5 meters and a length of 12 meters. It is placed on the relief with a difference in height, due to which the structure is literally “hanging” in the air. To create it, complex engineering techniques were used that are usually used in shipbuilding. For example, the frame of the building is formed from supporting ribs like a body of a ship, and an impressive weight of about 12 tons is kept in balance by only six bolts.

According to the General Director of KROST (the Russian development agency), it was the methods of shipbuilding that made it possible to bring to life the original idea of the author. “The basis of the metal frame is made up of transverse frames – load-bearing ribs installed at a pitch of 500 mm relative to each other and connected by means of stringers (horizontal guides). Due to the polyurethane foam insulation inside the pavilion, a comfortable temperature regime will be maintained throughout the year.”

One of the main features of the project is the seamless cladding made of 4 mm stainless steel sheet. Underneath there is a system for diverting the drum sound of rain. In general, this is a full-fledged residential building with all modern conveniences. One can live inside – stay overnight, cook dinner and take a shower. The interior is finished in a modern style using wood and metal, and the room is equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay.

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