While many regions in Uzbekistan have been modernized, there are a few regions where traditional architecture and design can be still admired and this also applies to newer projects such as this house. Located in the G‘azalkent mountain area, this country house was designed and built by ARC Architects. It’s a relatively small and cozy retreat which offers 96 square meters of living space in total. It serves as a seasonal house and holiday retreat and it has a guest suite on the lower level.
The architecture and the overall design of this house are inspired by the natural topography of the site. Local stone mined in the immediate vicinity of the site was the main building material used by the architects throughout this project. All the different shapes and color tones give the facades a beautiful mosaic-inspired appearance and help it blend into the landscape seamlessly and organically. The design also has a traditional vibe throughout, being inspired by local mountain houses. The interior design and decor are also infused with numerous local influences, so it features stone surfaces that are complement by wood.
The interior spaces are organized on two floors, with the lower level housing the guest area. Like many other houses in the area, this one has ample terrace spaces. The open terrace is an extension of the indoor living areas both literally and figuratively, it maximizes the panoramic view of the mountain range while also bringing in natural light.