We have got a chance to experiment in the theme of traditional Eastern Lithuanian architecture — the site we were working on is on a strictly preserved nature reserve stressing ethnographical peculiarities.
So, what we designed is a modern country house for a man of the city. It respects the historical traits of the region’s architecture, but sacrifices no comfort of today’s technologies.
Dark gray from the outside, it outlines the traditional forms of an old Lithuanian countryside cottage, but inside reveals a spacious lofty reach through the whole volume of the house, white and filled with natural light.
It still has elements found only in old manor (giant-sized fireplace, bread-baking oven heated with wood, a cloud of simple white lighters resembling historical chandeliers, and sauna with huge windows facing the glass-surfaced lake), together with some modern family treats for kids (tree house or adventure park in old growth around the place). The place: where the ascetical being of last generation has been replaced by the contemporary vision of generation next.