Address: Dzoraghbyur v., Armenia
Project year: 2010г
PA: Telemak ANANYAN
Architects: Gohar ISAKHANYAN, Marina PARAZYAN, Argina KOCHKOYAN
Throughout more than a quarter of a century, the workshop has completed hundreds of projects in Denver, Moscow, Yerevan, Minsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Anapa, Kaliningrad and etc. The competence of the company includes a wide range of tasks related to the planning of architectural and urban environments – from urban planning solutions and the design of public/residential buildings and structures to interior architecture and applied design. The workshop also deals with research and educational activities in the field of architecture.
The mansion is located in a picturesque valley of Dzoraghbyur village, Kotayk region, RA, 28 kilometers to the North-East of Yerevan. The house is faced with purely hewn white travertine. At the customer’s request, large panoramic windows (not typical for this region) are used in the project. On the Southern and Eastern facades, they become an essential stroke, a basis of the compositional perception of the house.
Thus, one of the dominating fragments of the Eastern facade is the large square living room window from floor to ceiling. Glass surface is pulled out 800 mm from the surface of the Eastern wall, which creates an interesting play of light and shadow in the exterior and interior emphasizes the effect of the panoramic window and expands the space.
The house is located in the relief area (on the easy slope towards the river) and the entrance from the road appeared to be higher than the mark of the adjacent garden and playground. That is why, from the living room, by the terrace to the summer living room, an external staircase is available to the garden and to the river.
The external staircase is made on a smaller, local scale, as it will be mostly viewed from the object’s closer angles. The long cantilever balcony, in its turn, gives expressivity to the volumes and provides a flexible connection between the living room and garden. The western wall with its narrow, typical to the Southern countries, windows is mostly blind.
This allows to protect the house from the unwanted scorching of the Western sun, and narrow, spontaneously placed windows give the house typical Southern ethnic characteristics and at the same time let a necessary amount of sunlight into the right place of the premises. The western wall, in particular, is stylized in accordance with the palace facade of the princely dynasty Pahlavuni in the Amberd Fortress (9-10 centuries).