Villa Community in Crimea
Initially, the client approached us to develop a master plan for the area. The options proposed by several Russian companies seemed too straightforward and ordinary, so Japanese urban planning practices helped us to create a non-standard plan.
To rationally determine the location of the main buildings, the Japanese architect used the Voronoi diagram: cells in the cellular structure, spots on the skin of a giraffe, and scales on the wings of a dragonfly are located according to it. So on the territory of 60 hectares there are several buildings of the educational institution including all stages – starting from kindergarten to high school.
The school and the villa community around it must exist not only for academic lessons in the classroom. The architecture of the buildings and the environment around them stimulate a child’s curiosity and encourage his development through a variety of bodily and spiritual experiences. The knowledge gained in this way shapes one’s worldview and helps one understand one’s purpose and destination in life.