Dubai-based designer Andrii Rozhko created this glimmering architectural design based on the icy snowcaps of Europe’s highest and most extensive mountain range. Villa in Alps recalls the highest peaks and mountain passes of its namesake, in shiny metal form. Rozhko’s design shows a sleek, modern take on architecture that accents the mountainous backdrop by highlighting the shapes of nature while elevating the scene to a work of art.
Villa in Alps is a conceptual design inspired by its namesake snowcapped mountains. Rozhko envisions the architecture project constructed from gleaming aluminum, echoing the icy origins of its inspiration. The arched structure mimics a pavilion of sorts, with spindly supports touching down in various points, using a very small footprint to hold up the undulating canopy of peaks and valleys.
The design is meant to create moving spaces of shade and sun in an outdoor setting, such as a backyard or poolside, adjacent to a central residence. “(Villa in Alps) can make shadow and keep sunny areas for the whole day,” Rozhko said in his design statement, “and each zone is replaced by the previous, during the day when the sun changes its position.”
With its smooth, arcing walls and large overall footprint, the mountain-like canopy offers outdoor shade without interfering with the ability to grow sun-loving greenery, evidenced by a lush living green wall included in the renderings. Meanwhile, views from the interior show how the Villa in Alps would offer unique mountain vistas, framed by its own sprawling arches.
Via Yanko Design
Images via Andrii Rozhko