Zaha Hadid may be one of the famous architect on the planet but believe it or not, she and her design team have never completed a private residence. That is, until now. Take a look at Capital Hill Residence, a house in the Barvikha Forest near Moscow built for the ‘Russian James Bond’.

Zaha Hadid's First Ever House Finally Completed in Russia

The Capital Hill Residence is the late Iraqi-British architect’s first ever home design. Built for businessman and philanthropist Vladislav Doronin, the house’s defining feature is a master suite which is set atop a concrete stalk that raises high above the surrounding tree canopy.

Set 22 metres above the ground, this spaceship-like aspect of the design is all about offer Doronin, who runs property companies Capital Group and OKO Group, complete seclusion. Glazed walls, tucked back from the edge of the floor to create two balconies, and give spectacular views out over the tree tops.


The main section of the home features three floors in total, each of which gives views of the forest thanks to angled glass facades. The central column of the house features a glass lift and staircase that allows the homeowner to enjoy the view on his ascent and descent.


The lower level at Capital Hill Residence contains leisure facilities, while a lounge, living room and large kitchen sit alongside entertaining spaces and a swimming pool on the ground floor. The entrance, guest and children’s bedrooms, and a library are set across the first floor.

The concept for Capital Hill Residence was first conceived over a decade ago, when the Hadid and Doronin met in London with the former sketching the design on a napkin. Head over to the Zaha Hadid Website for more into and check out our five favourite works of Zaha Hadid here.




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