Shell House, Kazakhstan, Damir Ussenov, Lenz Architects, aluminium, green architecture, floor to ceiling windows, swimming pool, natural light

The architects used a unique metal framework for the structure, ensuring that natural light penetrates the interior through large floor-to-ceiling windows. Dynamic aluminum panels can be closed using an electronic mechanism, thus completely isolating the house from its surroundings. This design element provides security for its occupants and soundproofs the interior.

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Shell House, Kazakhstan, Damir Ussenov, Lenz Architects, aluminium, green architecture, floor to ceiling windows, swimming pool, natural light

The aluminum panels are treated with white EIFS plaster, which thermally insulate the house. The interior features a large living room, kitchen, dining area, bedroom, bathroom and a relaxation room, with an upstairs guest bedroom accessible via a spiral staircase. Sigh. We wouldn’t mind a retreat here right about now.

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Via Archdaily

Photos by Botagoz Nurgaliyeva