Solovki... The spiritual stronghold of the Russian North. The islands would not let anybody go if one came there even once. The customer of the house met the architect on Solovki in students’ restoration team and both became ... “Solovki – bleary-eyed”. The image of the house refers to the Russian style of the beginning of XX century manifested in illustrations by Ivan Bilibin to Russian folk tales, in paintings by Viktor Vasnetsov and in music by Igor Stravinsky.
The means of expression are united by the general idea. Sloping stone walls which are like roots of century old trees and white terem – like facades with picturesquely designed apertures and whole logs in the roof structure – all is united in a complex composition of sculpted like spaces.