Summer house by Zrobym Architects combines references to Scandinavian and Belarusian architecture

The cosy feel of classic Scandinavian cottages is referenced in the interior of this summer house near the Belarusian village of Raubichi, which is clad entirely in larch and cedar.

Zrobym Architects, which is based in the nearby city of Minsk, designed the summer house (also known as a dacha) as a quiet retreat for the client’s mother.

The house is located on a residential estate on the shore of the Dubraŭskaje Reservoir and is designed as a warm and simple dwelling with a floor area of just 68 square metres.

“Trying to execute all the wishes of the customer, we have embodied a small, cosy space in the project of a cottage, which will be comfortable enough for living at old age,” the architects explained.

The house is raised above the ground on an insulated slab and features a gabled roof with large, overhanging eaves that is covered in aluminium sheets joined with standing seams.

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