Shell House

Shell House


Damir Ussenov and his architectural firm Lenz Architects designed a villa in the foothills of Almaty. The main aim of the architect was to create a separate, isolated and safe space, while making it possible to enjoy the wildlife. The unique metal framework allows natural light to enter the interior, bypassing the dense thickets and difficult terrain. The façade consists of dynamic aluminium panels which can close windows and isolate the house from the environment using an electronic mechanism.


Thanks to the generously dimensioned glass front, the interior of the house melts into the landscape, giving its residents a close-up experience of the surrounding natural environment.

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Excellent Communications Design