Alexandra Fedorova-Villa Sochi Residential House

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(Excerpt) Interview with Alexandra Fedorova : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Alexandra Fedorova : The philosophy of our projects is "TIMELESS" architecture and interior design which is up-to-date and relevant in any time, even in 10, 20, 30 years ... which is future proof and thus ever valuable. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Alexandra Fedorova : To maximize the interaction with the environment, we wanted to create an air image of the house. Therefore, home base is the hollow volume of the basement, and the other two floors are light and airy with lots of glass. Because of this, all the rooms have a good light and views. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Alexandra Fedorova : During the construction we became friends with the customer , so we are going to visit this residence sometimes. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Alexandra Fedorova : Planning began in 2010 in Moscow and was realized in 2015 in Sochi. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Alexandra Fedorova : This design was commissioned, but it doesn't mean that there wasn't any inspiration. We were greatly inspired by the location. So, working on this project was full of creativity and pleasure. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Alexandra Fedorova : We create living environments for people in the form of volumetric and spatial compositions which may be supplemented by accessories, when necessary, but the essence of the space remains the same. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Alexandra Fedorova : First of all, it was sketching, discussing and thinking, than we used special programms such as 3dMax and ArchiCad. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Alexandra Fedorova : The exterior image of the house is totally unique and reminds of the Mobius strip. It is a clear architectural shape of a white strip that flutters in the wind and forms a figure on the one hand and the infinity sign, something fundamental, on the other. The stairs leading to the main entrance are trapezium-shaped and invite you to the house. This shape is dictated by the architecture of the building. .Frank Scott: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?. Alexandra Fedorova : Yes, before the beginning of the construction, we did some research and studied suitable structures for our project location. The study was focused on the technologies of construction in seismic areas, and opportunities for the realization of its architectural design. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Alexandra Fedorova : One of the problems during the realization of our design was the shipment of the materials. We faced it because of the Sochi 2014 Olympics. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Alexandra Fedorova : This concept is.[ End of Excerpt: Read complete interview with Alexandra Fedorova on Villa Sochi Residential House at ]

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