Family House In Farmstread / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners


Architects: Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners / G.Natkevičius, E.Spūdys
Location: Pociūnų vill., Kaunas dist.,
Lightning: Promodus IO
Project area: 5,890 sqm
Project year: 2008
Photographs: G.Česonis


The site is situated on the shore of artificial lake.

The client is tourism company owner. Three member family house. A house is like a river barge thrown on the shore. The building designed across the entire width of the plot. The house devide the plot into two zones: the publick from the street side and the intimate family zone from the lake side.

situation plan
ground first floor plans

Building is designed that it would be possible from each room to view the lake and the beautiful nature.

The house has five zones: the outdoor sheds for cars, living area, outdoor terrace, sauna and leisure complex, viewpoint and exhibition room on the first floor.

Cite: "Family House In Farmstread / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners" 22 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <>
  • Tony

    The proportions of the rooms are way too high and narrow but my favorite photo is the bathroom. I love the roll of toilet paper sitting on the bidet. Nice touch… Why no photo’s of the living/dining/kitchen space? Was it as well thought out as the bathroom? The client is tourism owner that must love hotels with inoperable windows because not much of the envelope opens to the ‘beautiful nature’. Das look at it!
    And one more thing. Does the ‘family’ share one bed? I don’t see a second bedroom. Maybe it’s the second floor room with no guard rail protecting the stair opening. I hope the kids don’t fall out of bed.

    • Domantas

      But there is a second bedroom! There’s master bedroom, then the bathroom, then the second bedroom (going from right to left).
      I guess the living spaces were not finished yet when the photos were taken. That’s why there are no views of those spaces.
      One thing though I did not understand – why there are two saunas instead of one big? Is there a point to make two rather small when you can have one big and more comfortable? I mean, sauna is a kind of room where men/women go together so the only reason I could think of seems nonsense…

  • Che Gevara

    5,890 sqm and such a small house