Zaha Hadid’s only private residential commission is finally completed

The only private residence commissioned to be made by the late Architect Zaha Hadid has finally been completed.  The home, dubbed ‘The Capital Hill residence’, was commissioned by the Russian businessman Vladislav Doronin and has been built on a remote plot of land in the Barvikha forest just outside Moscow.  The house’s defining feature is a master suite set atop a slender concrete stalk that raises it high above the tree canopy.  Set 22 metres above the ground, this element of the design offers Doronin complete seclusion.  According to a new video on the project, the design all started with a sketch on a napkin, as Doronin explained to Hadid; “I want to wake up in the morning and I want to just see blue sky.  I don’t want to see any neighbours and I want to feel free.”  According to Dezeen, “The lowest level contains leisure facilities, while a lounge, living room and kitchen are set 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.”