The site for the house is located in the suburban area in Lithuania. Bordering
a local road on the South, squeezed in between two neighbours,
the plot marked a piece of landscape, a fragrant Suburban meadow descending
to a lush creek on the North.
The two opposing conditions the site is facing resulted in a volume as
if sliced in half filled with a layer of grasses sheltering living space underneath.
Aiming to compensate the local biodiversity, the North facing
sloping roof is blooming with herbs and flowers for surrounding bees and
little insects Creating a continuous green vista from the banks of the river.
The volume is interrupted by the large wooden terrace that creates a
feeling of solitude and frames the river as if another room outside the
house. The spacious terrace naturally induces many indoor activities to
take place under an open sky bordering a lush vegetable garden to be
accessible on bare foot.
White interior space acts as an ascetic background for living, filled with
a mindful selection of most important furnitures and objects, each carrying
its own unique story. A spacious living area faces the river with large
opening enhancing nature as the central figure of its interior. The North
oriented windows provide maximum views with no overheat during hot
seasons while on the Southern side the big upper floor opening ensures
quality light and warmth throughout the cold months.
A rather pragmatic elevation towards the road is covered with rough
brushed plaster enhancing the inclination of the slope and reacting to
a more urban setting of neighbouring houses. The House and the River
refuses to fence off becoming open to the surrounding context, a continuous
part of the nature it is placed within.