2 Sisters House / NRJA

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Architects: NRJA
Location: Langstini, District of Riga,
Project team: Uldis Luksevics, Martins Rusins
Structural engineer: Aigars Fridrihsons
General contractor: Abi Buve
Plot area: 1,530 sqm
House area: 335.4 sqm
Project year: 2007
Photographs: NRJA

Building consists of two independent residential premises, based on reinforced concrete piles, forming covered external spaces.

second floor plan

First floor is a connecting space for entrance zone and rooms of common use.

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The way these spaces are connected allows creating individual living environment and maximum isolation with a view to Langstini Lake.

Cite: "2 Sisters House / NRJA" 24 Jan 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=47215>
  • Michael

    I think it’s great to see examples of (moderately) economical land use.
    [Archdaily, I don't want to see ridiculously expensive, bloated single family houses on huge tracts of land!]
    Looking at the layout of a single house, I think the architecture is fairly unremarkable, bordering on boring. But when put together, splayed and elevated the ensemble starts to get some sense of play and delight.
    Painting the building red and photographing it in the snow was also a good move. It looks lovely.
    I would like to see some interior shots though. I suspect it might be a tad dull, as the planning suggests….

  • http://www.modern-zen.com Modern Zen Architecture

    I second that comment! It is absolutely critical to design affordable works of great architectural and design, so it can be enjoyed and taken advantage of in greater numbers. Personally, I find it very interesting to see economical designs that are modern, sustainable, green, and functional. Designs should adapt to the environment, complement them, etc, etc… McMansions and huge castles are ideas in another era that do not fit in our current world. You can be small, functional, green, modern, and unique at the same time–doesn’t have to be a choice.

    • geeby

      Seriously get the feeling that you use the AD comment board to promote your practice?

  • http://uptodayarch.blogspot.com up_today_arch

    Easy understandable idea, clear and professional. It is cheap, it’s not a pite destroy this house after 50 yeas and build something new… And, it is fashionable now!

  • http://twitter.com/nicholaspatten/status/8210914072 Nicholas Patten

    I'd Live Here: 2 Sisters House. http://bit.ly/8RnBCK

  • g dehls

    I love the 2nd floor living idea it makes for great views and keeps things private.

  • liangjf

    I love much! I want the pho ,thanks.

  • Ppto

    INCREDIBLE , AMAZING AND SURPRISING THE PLACE, EXCELLENT THE CONTRAST OF THE WORK WITH THE PLACE…. MY ONLY CRITIQUE IS ………….THAT SPENDS BETWEEN THE AXES (AXLES) FIVE and SIX?

  • Jimbo

    It is red …

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