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A Pile Of Logs From An Old House Were Used To Create The Bottom Half Of This New Home

November 20, 2022

A log home topped with a modern black upper floor.

What does an architect do when they buy land to build a home, but there’s a pile of logs left from an old disassembled house? Well, that was the challenge that the Kapiturov family of Snegiri Architects faced when wanting to build their own home.

A log home topped with a modern black upper floor.

When talking about the solution, architect Nikita Kapiturov’s answer was, “I didn’t have the heart to saw the log shell up for firewood. So, I sorted the logs out, and then it dawned on me: “What if I combined a log shell with light and heavy timber framing?”

A log home topped with a modern black upper floor.

This resulted in the design of the house having the lower floor made from the logs. After sanding, the wood logs revealed a texture with a red-and-blue pattern, which the architect carefully highlighted with flax oil.

A log home topped with a modern black upper floor, and also includes a deck for outdoor dining.

The contrasting black exterior upper floor has a framed structure that’s clad with Japanese ceramic panels, giving it a similar appearance to a shipping container.

A modern log home with a modern black second floor.

The second floor, with its simple yet bold black design, is floating above the log shell thanks to a glass band that wraps around the home.

A modern log home with a modern black second floor and roof, and a band of windows.
A modern log home with a modern black second floor and roof, and a band of windows.
A modern log home with a modern black second floor and roof, and a band of windows.

The interior takes advantage of the log walls, complementing them with modern furnishings and a fireplace to create a cozy atmosphere.

A modern living room in a log home.
A modern log home with concrete floors and a glass dining table.
A modern bedroom with minimal furnishings and a wall mount curvy bookshelf.

Here’s a look at the floor plan.

The floor plan of a modern two-storey home.

Source: Contemporist

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