Location: Pape, Latvia
Material: straw & glass
Design date: 2015
Built area: 175m2
Design Team: Aidas Kalinauskas, Vaidas Tamošiūnas
Photographs: Juozas Kamenskas
Text provided by the architects:
The wind and the sunset. Kitesurfers and boats. The dune and the meadow - full of tall grass and little flowers with ever-changing colors. Layers of relative distances, experiences, and dimensions are the things that define living by the sea.
The house is situated in the dunes of the Baltic sea. A sharp linear thatched structure is elegantly intersecting and engaging with curvy lines of its surroundings. The main facade material - straws - was carefully selected to match the color and material of a typical local building in the area.
The aim was to design a vacation house for a kitesurfer’s family where they could relax in a most comfortable way. All rooms are facing the endless horizon towards the sea. The living room, kitchen, dining and lounge areas are grouped into one. Spaces on different levels create a magnificent experience where social interactions emerge. The light coming from top adds to the breezy character of the house.
The Interior is full of wood and warmth. A little bit raw and soft at the same time. It invites and brings you to the holiday mood.