The area is located in the residential district of Raudondvaris, which dates back to the eighties. Its narrow configuration dictated the longitudinal, contextual urban composition of new residential homes. During the design process lapping between the client’s desire to have three solid and friendly architectural structures and the architect’s desire for harmonious orientation on the plot took place.
The area is surrounded by a fence of vertical wood elements. This material solution gives the yard a cozy feeling, a place for greenery around it. Privacy on the plot creates a row of trees, most of the pavement is for parking and cars, the remaining area – lawn.
Three volumes of elongated shape radiate “clean” and minimalist architecture. Entrances, corner windows and stairwells sort of split monumental shapes, giving the composition a smaller scale. The frameless window at the end of the common space states the visual orientation of the building.
The layout follows the logic of the urban composition plot. We enter the buildings through a corner-shaped entrance. From here to the lounge, which divides the flow into a common dining room and exit to the wooden terrace. The kitchen is designed as a separate room with two entrances and a fridge, located on the island. There is a sanitary unit next to the entrance. Through the staircase along the volume, we rise to a private area. There are bedrooms at the end of the building, and a sanitary unit with bath and workroom in the center.
Building materiality is also dictated by the local context. Here, the combination of brick and concrete dominates. Different brick colors individualize the structures, but the same architectural logic and materiality maintain integrity. In order to give the facades dynamic feel, brick texture protrudes in places. Evenly spaced lighting plays together with this architectural scenario.
Realization Date: 2019
Location: Raudondvario Road, Kaunas
Architect: Vaidas Tamošiunas.
Photo: Norbert Tukaj