“Simplicity is nature's first step, and the last of art.”

There are elements of intrinsic beauty in the simplification of a house built on the idea of a log cabin. The very elegance of the traditional wooden hut is expertly displayed by AB CHVOYA and the creation of the ‘House in Roschino.’


Built for a family of two artists in Roschino, sixty kilometres from Saint-Petersburg, the house sits on the edge of the forest on a sloping site that is completely covered with conifer trees. The positions and dimensions of the building are predefined by the environment, and so the long narrow volume of the house is placed in such a way to offer maximum privacy. As a result, the home’s studio and residential quarters are separated by a transit porch while the private bedrooms and living are located on the upper mezzanine.



Images courtesy of Dmitry Tsyrencshikov