This residence has 226 square meters, is designed by GYZA studio and is located north of Vilnius, Lithuania. The house is surrounded by the pine forest, on the bank of Neris river. Its place was previously occupied by the birch stub, which became the main pattern for the building`s exterior. The main challenge for architects was to preserve and highlight the surrounding nature and provide naturality. Therefore, the house`s interior was designed in a way, that makes residents feel living in the wood, on the river bank.
The house is built at the base of the natural hill. Its part is inbuilt into the relief in such a manner as to make all of its windows overlook the sunny side. The roof and walls are provided with the advanced heat insulation thanks to the ground-deeping. At the same time, systems of geothermal heating and “smart” ventilation allow to decrease the level of thermal losses. All this features reduce the costs for the house maintenance dramatically, despite big amount of windows.
Internal and external finish of this residence is made of natural materials: concrete, wood and metal of different tinctures of grey, which was supposed to imitate birch’s bark.
The kitchen and dining zone have found their place at the upper level of the house and are conjoined with the living room by the stylish stairs. Panoramic windows of two stories high provide the forest and river view. Bedrooms are deepen inside the house.