The task assigned is to create facade finish decor, yard arrangement and interior design, based on the already existing building volume, ensuring the most contextual and emotionally powerful look.
The villa is in Palanga, situated very close to the Baltic Sea. The location, the purpose, the existing volumes and the customer’s preferences inspired the expression of the object. It is a kind of continuity, elaborating on and fostering the predetermined solutions.
The silhouette of the building, the seaside theme, pines and larches growing nearby (cone structure, color, texture of the pine trunk), sand (interior coloring and material tangibility), fishing nets’ motif (bathhouse finish decor) inspired the solutions and their expression. Gradually, the main motif of this project – diamond shape − has emerged. It reflects everywhere. The exterior facades and the roof is covered with sheet copper that is diamond shaped. The further interpretation can be seen on both the external walls of the interior and attic ceiling covered with diamond shaped bleached birch panels. This creates a warm and cozy atmosphere (beach sand). Furniture and carpeting accompanies it. Outdoor terraces, stairs and their landings are coated with grayish, as if salt eroded, solid wood boards (wooden pathways leading through the dunes to the beach). All materials and colors combine into a unified whole, enhancing and complementing each other (bleached birch wall finish decor, grayish rough wooden floors, shiny white staircase walls). The diamond motif then moves into the yard. In the depth of the site − a separate bathhouse volume, surrounded by a “net” of stainless steel rods. Here, the pattern of diamond shapes and irregular vegetation patches also create similar “graphic”. The bathhouse has a grass roof. The highlight of the yard is the pool. The blueness of the pool and the “sand dune” composed nearby create an impression of being near to the seashore.
Bleak, closed, blending / fitting into the landscape on the outside, while shiny, permeated by the day light and warm on the inside. From the street it looks contained, partly covered with wooden blinds, whereas joyous and open from the yard side.
Status: house interior and facades
Site: Palanga (LT)