This unusually shaped house is meant to grow to be one particular with nature, each from a shape and function point of view. Designed by Russian architect AN RO, this 3-storey building takes the organic shape of an insect, much more specifically that of a grasshopper. The constructing is made of different layers which look to hold with each other thanks to the side wooden articulated arms that mimic the legs of a grasshopper. The 1st level is a concrete box, which constitutes the foundation of the residence. On best of this box there is a wooden slab that cantilevers on all sides of the box, and that meets the slope producing a bridge for the major entrance. An additional box is placed on this slab, this time made in wood and glass. This box is the living area of the property, with kitchen, dining and living spaces. The box doesn’;t occupy the entire surface of the wooden base slab, generating terraces at the front and at the back, and passages of the two lateral sides which makes circulation attainable all about the box. The very same situation is repeated on the second floor, with a cantilevering wooden slab and a wood and glass box. This second box serves as the evening side of the residence, exactly where we discover bedrooms and bathrooms. Although the size of the boxes is identical, that of the wooden base is smaller, as it has to make room for the sloping roof.
The steep roof is covered partly with solar panels that develop enough energy for the house to be independent. Beneath the highest side of the roof there is the “engine” that keeps the residence running. This massive cylinder stores the power and then distributes whenever and wherever needed all through the residence.
As if the property had been built about it, a tall tree pierces by way of all the floors and out by means of the roof. The home has hence a minimum effect on the all-natural website, integrating it into its structure.