A residential house oriented in the corner of an
irregularly shaped territory is designed on a plot in Kaunas city, Margavos
Street. The choice to orient the object in the corner of the area leaves the
opportunity to enjoy the maximum space of the yard. While working with the
landscape, minimal interventions have been carried out. Savory pine trees,
whose verticality and materiality inspire the architecture of the house, were
Multi-faceted form of the plot was taken into account
when composing the volume. The building footprint sensitively responds to the
directions, composing the territory. Street-shaped engagement orients the
direction for the entrance.
The building is dominated by a central layout. The
entrance in the middle leads to the hall where visitors are exposed to the
closet. Turning right leads to an irregularly shaped garage for two cars and a
storage room with a boiler. By turning left we enter the common main area of
the house. Narrow-end kitchen with an island and storage room. As space grows
wider, through the dining room we get to the living room. The main focus here
is not a TV, but a modern fireplace. Big windows allow you to enjoy panoramic
views of the courtyard. The ground floor sanitary unit can be accessed from the
living room as well.
Following U-shaped stairs, we get to the top, where we
find a private sleeping area. One is called a master bedroom, with access to
the wardrobe and sanitary unit. There are two smaller children bedrooms next to
it. An additional closet with laundry is designed nearby.
The facade has a mixed division. On the one hand, it is
dominated by verticals, which are engaged in a dialogue with pine trunks in the
yard. On the other hand, the building is strictly framed by the orthogonal
division of the concrete line network. This creates a clearer and more robust
visual structure. At the balconies, the facade is covered with vertical blinds.
The small area occupied by the windows forms a restrained image of the
The materiality of the object is obviously naturalistic
and oriented to the context. Various forms of wood elements dominate, as well
as concrete surfaces. In the garage block, only the concrete panels are left to
serve as a finishing material.
The residential house is undoubtedly guided towards the
harmonious relationship with the natural framework of the area. Minimalistic
material palette, clear and rational layout and accentuated yard space are the
main features that create the identity of this object.
Area: 270 sq.m
Realization Date: 2018
Location: Margavos street, Kaunas
Architect: Laurynas Avyžius