The three villas are situated on a small peninsula of 0.89 hectares on the south-west bank of the beautiful Kapchagai reservoir near Almaty, Kazakhstan. The brief consists of the development of three holiday residences of (300 sqm each), a guard house (56 sqm), and a communal sauna facility (130 sqm).
The small piece of land at the eastern tip of the peninsula serves as an ideal site for the communal sauna facility retreat, giving uninterrupted views across the water. It is accessed by a small bridge walkway that joins the private road.
Behnisch Architekten, Stuttgart
Direct commission 2005