“The Family House” In Pavilniai Regional Park, Lithuania

by • December 2, 2010 • Architecture, DesignComments (0)2368

Designed by Lithuanian architecture firm, The Architectural Bureau, this 1,647 square meter home was designed for an anonymous client: a “banker, antique book collector, and their two children.”  In the Middle Ages, the area where the building is situated was a cannon foundry.  The clients bought a site where the old yellow brick lodge (with a basement) once stood.  Cleaning the plaster of a house revealed that the lodge had been built by ancient bricks which were made in old Vilnius brick factories.  Because the historical and physical value of the house were so desirable, the architects considered to preserve it by wraping it with an outer glass shell; therefore, the historical house structure has been completely restored.

The basement of the existing lodge within holds the couple’s extensive library collection of ancient books, and on the ground floor are the childrens bedrooms with the master bedrooms in the attic.  In the glass zone of the basement you will find the turkish bath and restrooms, as well as a garage for two cars.  The ground floor holds the kitchen, living room, dining room, and wardrobe.

Incredible.

Source: Arch Daily

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