Siberian Retreat by Kamvari Architects - a unique design fit for the 21st century Siberian rail route.
Our design approach is driven by the pursuit of elegance.
Building on traditional forms combined with the dynamic nature of the railway the building forms seeks to express the speed of the train vs the stillness of the stations. Creating a timeless and calm interior which reflects local traditions and values.
Our innovative proposal seeks to address and explore the way in which architecture is evolving as a result of new digital tools and manufacturing techniques, combined with local traditions resulting in a design process which is capable of incorporating Local craft and environmental performance to create suitable and comfortable conditions for occupation.
We want to localise the global and , globalise the local through our design.
Inspired by local vernacular, materials and traditions our proposals attempts to build on and deliver a 21st century design.
The strong silhouette takes inspiration from local building forms, insuring that the designs delivers a new vision but still maintains a link to the locality. The variation in timber use as cladding also reflects regional shifts in the landscape and timber manufacturing.
The triangular wedge expressed in a dynamic and stretched form allows us to deal with local environmental conditions as well as unlock passive means of ventilation and heating and cooling. The base of the Pod sits on 6x8m square with the pinnacles rising to 20m, creating a landmark and destination to point too. This makes the kiosk highly visible from anywhere close to the tracks but also makes station and stops visible from a distance, lifting the traditional form also expresses a sense of pride in the railway and its achievement. The interior builds on the spatial qualities of traditional designs in the regions, and where possible attempts to frame views and vistas which represent the tran-siberian route.
With Ample space for staff to work and rest the Pit stop is a unique design fit for the 21st century Siberian rail route.
Kamvari Architects is a young and talented award winning collective of architects; designers and most importantly thinkers based in London, UK and Tehran, Iran.
We have a particular interest in the way people occupy, use and abuse spaces, and are fascinated by the way in which architecture is evolving as a result of new digital tools and manufacturing techniques.
The studio embraces the challenge of dealing with the day-to-day problems of architecture and understands that design has the ability to improve the quality of people’s lives.