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  7. Family House / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners

Family House / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners

  • 00:00 - 29 July, 2011
Family House / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners
Family House / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners, © G.Česonis
© G.Česonis

© G.Česonis © G.Česonis © G.Česonis © G.Česonis + 17

Text description provided by the architects. The building is located in Lithuania's second largest city with the population of 400,000. The client chose to live on the hill at the center of the city with a view of the meeting place of Lithuania's two largest rivers.

Site Plan
Site Plan

Historically, the lithuanian immigrants to Brasil, Italy, America returned to their homeland and settled in the new districts. They named these districts by the countries where they used to live. This particular district was called Italian. The character of this urban area is low rise wooden buildings.

© G.Česonis
© G.Česonis

While driving through the impoverished street the building appears to be small, inexpressive and extends the scale of a poor surroundings. The inside of the building is in contrast to its look on the outside: huge spaces, a big courtyard with an extensive view. The house is a true representation of the introvert.

Plan
Plan

The facade is made out of Corten in order to emphasize the social background of a building. The inner facade is a glass aliuminum structure.

© G.Česonis
© G.Česonis

The patio creates a literary script: from the bedrooms you can see the living area and from the living area it is possible to see the bedrooms, the bathroom connects to the winter garden which is at the center of the house. The whole building is visible only from the sky.

© G.Česonis
© G.Česonis

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Cite: "Family House / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners" 29 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/154515/family-house-architectural-bureau-g-natkevicius-partners/> ISSN 0719-8884
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