The first time we talked about Davit and Mary Jilavyan was a few months ago when we presented the project for Sonora Art Village, a village of square or rectangular houses all colored.
Today we go back to talking about this duo of architects and designers because they have created another project worth discovering. It is called Dolmen Shelter and we can define it as the exact opposite of Sonora Art Village.
The Dolmen Shelter is a mini hotel made up of small independent houses which, as the name suggests, are inspired by dolmens, i.e. those types of single room tombs built with gigantic stones dating back to the 5th millennium BC.
Davit and Mary Jilavyan’s project includes only 3 small buildings but nothing detracts from the possibility of expanding the project. The houses are reminiscent in their shape of huge stones, an effect that can be achieved with reinforced concrete covered with plaster.
Inside, the environment is minimal and with essential furniture. The idea is to create a place where we can isolate ourselves from the chaos of the city, but Davit and Mary Jilavyan’s project is also a way of moving away from the trends in fashion in architecture today.
We are tired of modern house projects which look like aquarium, with four sides of glass, so there are just a couple windows, we didn’t want much light to come into the house.
For now, the Dolmen Shelter remains a project on paper, but hoping that it will be built sooner or later doesn’t cost anything.