Introducing their latest work, the studio writes, “Every night sculptures come to life, trees awaken from the day nap, stone gardens start moving, and the story begins.” This conceptual lyricism is evident in the formal qualities of the home, speculatively located in suburban Kiev—thought it would not be out of place in Japan, whose design tradition the architects have drawn upon in their rendering of the property. Titled ‘Oko House’—oko translating from Ukrainian to mean eye—the name draws inspiration from an all-seeing eye. The two-level building stands overlooking a verdant garden of established trees and bonsai, rock gardens, sculptures, and water features. With partially paved areas that offer views of floating silver orbs and statues, and roofed patios with fire pits, Sergey Makhno has once again excelled in the creation of an atmospheric, otherworldly space.
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