Viktoriya Yakusha

Yakusha Design


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Cuboid - A contemporary family home

This was a house for the young family with two kids . The lifestyle hence is seemingly hectic and active. Even while the design plans were being laid out for the house, the family found out about the pleasant arrival of a new baby in their midst. This is a sense change the perception of the family and the need for creating  flexible spaces, comfortable, cozy and at the same time contemporary  were even more acutely felt.

The main idea of this project was in fact very laudable. Located in the pine forest at the Kyiv region there was an innate desire to save the natural landscape. This was the rather important design goal which needed to be met.

By using an optical illusion this house looks much bigger inside than it is actually. The area of the plot is 700 sq. m. while floor space is 200 sq. m.

Several basic and essential factors influenced the design solutions, such as the need for two-car garages inside the house . The over arching desire in this case of course was to save the beauty of the natural landscape. That’s why architect decided to construct this family house using the cube concept.
On the ground floor there are the two big garages, a spacious living room, dining room with the big table for all family members and a comfortable kitchen.

Kitchen, dining room and living room are all combined in one open space.
To keep unity with nature one of the walls in the double-height living room is made of glass which allows loads of sunshine and daylight to fill into all the spaces of the house. It also allows the residents to enjoy the lush pine-trees outside the window.

On the second floor is the private zone, the bedrooms and 2 children’s rooms are located at this level.
Bedroom design solution is in calm natural colors. Gray-graphite decorative cover on the walls is harmonizing with oak-wooden floor. Wardrobe room is hidden behind the door that is invisible at the first view.

Kids rooms:
While working on the design for the teenage girl’s room, the  designer considered the fact that regardless of size, a teen’s bedroom should be versatile enough for them to spread out and get homework done, sleep, and hang with friends, all while reflecting their personality. So the designer created a stylish and multifunctional room with two beds, work desk and a comfortable bright sofa. She went with a natural green, white and oak-wooden palette.

The second room is intended for the boy. Both these rooms have a scope for expansion and both can cater to two kids at the same time.

Two beds are hidden under the wooden podium. Work desk is placed over podium near the window. This organization idea helps to clear more space for fun and study.
In this room, the designer goes with white walls decorated by blue and red drawings and oak-wooden floors and podium.

Wall art became a convenient way to dress up a child’s room, delivering simplicity with a punch of character in its application.

The main idea that has been kept in mind is whether for a toddler or a teen the room must be fun and functional.

The designer has used natural materials to create a calming and cozy environment inside the house. Most of the details are made by eco-materials such as wood, wool and linen.

About Architect
Viktoriya Yakusha is a Ukranian architect and interior designer, the author of many residential and public interiors, owner and general manager of Yakusha Design Studio. She has been working since 2002 and has implemented a number of projects of varying complexity in Kiev, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Donetsk and other Ukrainian cities as well as several abroad.

Using bold and unconventional techniques she creates eco minimalistic interiors that are nowadays among the most important trends in international design. Viktoriya has shaped her style under the influence of European understanding of architecture and design while studying in France and adopting experience from such interior design trend setters as Marcel Wanders, Zaha Hadid and Kelly Hoppen.