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Ethno Village by Yakusha Design Studio

by Sophie Cullen on Feb 16, 2017 in Architecture
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All images courtesy of Yakusha Design Studio

All images courtesy of Yakusha Design Studio

A design concept by Kiev-based firm Yakusha Design Studio, Ethno Village could be Ukraine’s first eco-friendly stand-alone cottages 

Including 22 houses, 17 of which feature a greenhouse and five of which sit next to a lake, Ethno Village is an eco-friendly concept design by Yakusha Design Studio. The firm believes that the concept of ethnicity is very closely linked to environmental performance throughout the ages, as traditional materials have always been utilised from nature.

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The project follows three basic principles: sustainability, energy efficiency and ethnicity. As Ukraine is rich in many natural materials such as clay, straw and reeds, the houses incorporate these into their designs, in an effort to create homes that are both environmentally-friendly and affordable.

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Advantages of using natural materials such as these include:

  • High insulation performance (4-5 times higher than aerated)
  • Ability to withstand direct fire for more than 2 hours (due to the clay mortar plastering straw)
  • No release of toxic substances
  • Reduction by more than 25% of electricity consumption due to the ability to keep cool indoors in hot weather
  • Significantly reduced heating costs in winter

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Each house measures between 150sq-m – 200sq-m, depending on the layout and placement on the territory of the cottage town. The project includes everything deemed necessary for a comfortable lifestyle, including a walking area, a beach, a playground, places for fishing, guest parking and a restaurant serving healthy food.

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