Zodchestvo House is created within the frames of ‘Local Utopia in the Global Dystopia’ competition for young architects of the CIS countries for the Odchestvo 2010 Festival, Moscow, Russian Federation. The house is conceptualized by Telemak Ananyan, Zohrab Bauer, Gohar Isakhanyan, while the 3D modelling and renderings are the creations of David Andreasyan, Karen Aghadjanyan, Shushan Kostandyan.
The basis of the project concept is a principal of volume distortion and creation of an abstract visual image (silhouette) on the picture plane. The exterior and interior is constructed on the basis of optical effects to create the desired form in the picture plane from a certain specific point. From the exterior vi, we get a flat image of the ” Zodchestvo ” Festival logo, due to the perspective effect.
Many optical illusions are also used in the interior, particularly the railings are made on the basis of receipt of a spherical volume forms on a flat surface. Painting on the large wall with a specific point at the entrance of the total area creates the impression of some endless and deep evolving space in three directions. Principles of space distortion or transformation, based on optical effects (spatial displacement, soaring, form merging) are found in the works of artists of the 20th century such as Maurits Cornelis Esher, Victor Vasarely and many others, reveal the characteristics of the psychological human perception of complicated three-dimensional objects. This direction reflects in the architecture and is an inexhaustible source of ideas for incarnation of new images.