The house stands in one of the settlements of individual houses in Vilnius city. The street and neighbouring buildings is under development. Several plots already have houses, but most are still awaiting for individual construction with an unpredictable architectural result. Such a forecast for the future resulted in a restrained and laconic character of the house that could easily cope with the various solutions of the neighbouring buildings.
The plot of the house has a characteristic terrain descent, however it was important for the owner that the house should not have any stairs or other height cuts. As a result, the volume of the house is compact and fits in the flat part of the plot, thus minimising changes to the existing terrain.
The house occupies an area of 18 by 18 meters. The square-shaped roof and perimeter walls envelops not only the warm rooms, but also the outdoor terrace, cars and entrance area. Outdoor spaces become an integral part of house architecture.
The walls of the house are made of three-layer prefabricated reinforced concrete elements. The solution significantly reduces construction time and does not require additional facade and interior finishes. Concrete elements are designed to reveal the principle of assembling the house, so the connection of the corner walls resembles a structural log coupling junction.
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Area: 214 sq.m
Photographs: Š A atelier