Mountain guest house

Mountain guest house

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Mountain guest house

Axolight as lighting manufacturers

Working on this project, Ekaterina Borisova-Shiyan strived to make a link between architecture and the surrounding nature.

The idea of this guest house was to create a space where it will be the same easy and comfortable to collect many guests for a fete, have a possibility to leave friends overnight or to spend time with friends walking in a forest nearby.

Big windows gave a possibility to enjoy nature and natural light. Ekaterina says that for her was very important “to submit the materials in a way that their textures and natural beauty are revealed gradually, creating an interesting, quiet visual environment. One of the organic principles that I support is the lack of imitations.”


It was very important to find the best solutions in all the interior parts and natural colors of the house.

“In the project I used my formula “scale – form – comfort -budget”. Exactly in this order, since each room had an individual volume and configuration. In forms I wanted to withstand the constantly changing rhythm of straight and curved lines, I think this directly affects to the quality of rest. ”


It was rather obvious that in the house with the wonderful view to natural landscape, there should appear objects that convey its essence: Mountain view collection from Italian brand AxoLight supported the natural concept of the design in the best way it can. This lamp was designer by Dima Loginoff.


In this project we have several objects from Russian designers and, as Ekaterina says, it was important for her: “I really glad that we used some of the works of Russian designers. I am a product designer and I have my own brand Watch&See… So, I perfectly know that there are a plenty of difficulties for designers, so the choice of the objects it is a message to the future, a support for them”.


Architect: Ekaterina Borisova-Shiyan

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