Location: Riga, Latvia
Team: Zane Tetere – Sulce, Ulla Gala
Landscape architect: Linda Zala
Photo: Maris Lagzdins
The building was constructed around a growing body compositional center – inner garden. It was conceived Stylistics Japanese tsubo garden form of the Japanese garden culture generally been integrated inside the house, as a recreational area. Space around the garden was intended to be transparent, thereby fusing, at the same time separating the functions of acquiring and natural feeling to a room. During project implementation, unfortunately, the client refused to inner garden, adding indoor seating area.
Shape the direction of home was holding against the neighboring streets, parcel boundaries and corners. Building a vertical direction followed by the sun span, thus the second floor of the south side places deeper, resulting in direct sunlight. On the second floor bedroom has a spacious terrace with a planned green plants.
Building is finished with a blackish tree, creating a variety of boards in rhythm, but resulting in a seamless whole volume, where the main emphasis put on the form. Finishing a different highlight only the entrance area, including the smooth metal door in the plane. Emphasizing the building face, the remainder of the plot-driven corner wooden footbridge, situated in an outdoor fireplace. From there, the building is perceived in its entirety.