Introspective House



The building’s structure is composed of 5 volumes connected by a common allure. This is done to ensure maximum privacy for each family member: 8 people from different generations will live here at the same time.

The functionality of each volume is seen in the architectural design: the blocks with the cantilevered roofs, the characteristic of the Kerimov Architects signature, are for residential areas; and the flat ones are for the volumes of a common living room and SPA.

All viewpoints face the inner courtyard to hide from the c from prying eyes in a densely built villa community; and a forest. The entire logic of space and orientation of volumes is subordinated to the concept of introspection: look inside yourself, and close yourself off from the attention of outsiders.

The volumes of a common living room, kids’ room, and master bedroom are slightly rotated to visually expand the courtyard and enhance the perspective of perception.

The calm pond with a waterfall is in the center of the entire composition to emphasize the shaping principle of "concentration on the internal".

Only natural materials are used in the project. The SPA and living area’s volumes are lined with heat-treated wood while the rest of them are lined with brickwork without offset.


1200 sq. m


From 2023

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Shamsudin Kerimov, Ekaterina Kudinova, Tatiana Cherkasova, Anastasia Moreva, Ekaterina Taskaeva, Alexander Motkov

Weightless House