- Design Team: Pēteris Kļava, Ivars Brediks
- Project Developer: Dzintaru Parks
- Main Contractors: Skonto Būve
- Architect In Charge: Andis Sīlis
- City: Jūrmala
- Country: Latvia
Text description provided by the architects. Kado Karim represents a popular building type model still relatively new for Latvia - a condominium or co-ownership of service similar to the hotel, however, it is a private estate providing concierge and daily household service.
Kado Karim apartment complex consists of three freestanding buildings which is appropriate solution for Jurmala context and local mentality, simultaneously creating a harmonious impression of Baltic States architecture. Kado Karim is located close to the Baltic Sea, Dzintari Concert Hall and Dzintari Forest Park. The three buildings - Maison de Karim, Maison de Mer and Maison de Parc - are combined with recessed courtyard entrance to common lobby and underground parking for 47 cars.
There are 14 apartments with 3 to 4 bedrooms and 7 two-level penthouses with an area of 200 - 240 sqm. The ground floor apartment owners has access to garden terraces, other residents have balconies, but the penthouse owners - the roof terrace. Communal areas includes a lobby and a cigar room.
The flowing spatial forms are inspired from the seaside experience – sea smoothed pebble or piece of wood. Sea wave motifs can be observed in the courtyard paving and white exterior finish has as an associations with sunlit resort life.
The extraordinary flowing volume forms creates a new harmonious spatial experience through panoramic windows or roof terraces merging with the surrounding nature. At the same time regular shapes of the bedrooms maintain psychologic ergonomics and proportions. Irregular buildings are designed so that the opposing views do not interfere with the neighbours and maintains privacy.
The bright white curved façade finish is made of AI profile frame and Sto Ventec plaster bearing venting panels, seams capped with organic Stolit MP. Exterior paint StoColor Lotusan G has been enhanced with technology which helps to maintain the purity of white colour in the long term.
The technical solutions includes gas heating, ventilation and air recuperation, forced ventilation in the garage, electricity generator, crystal clear artesian bore water, integrated Smart City technology that allows for each owner to adjust technical values remotely with a mobile phone; and a home flavour "Himalaya" specially developed in France for Kado Karim building complex.
Karim Rashid is responsible for Maison de Karim interior project, where everything, including the walls are created in curved line aesthetics. In addition interior projects are also created by SZK UN PARTNERI, Mareks Birznieks, Karina and Ulvis Ābiķi (Neoklasika), offering more traditional and orthogonal solutions.