Smilgu House

Sited on a wooded lot in Lithuania, the Smilgu House embraces its natural surroundings with a contemporary context. Its geometric form is clad in exotic timber planks. The currently bright red facade will weather over time and fade into a silvery hue that blends into the neighboring tree trunks. Aside from a glazed garage, the front elevation is mostly closed off to protect the interior from street traffic while generous amount of windows at the rear keep the inside connected to the natural setting. Internally, the heart of the home is a double-height living space where a transparent walls looks out over the surrounding forest. A restrained material palette keeps the aesthetic minimal allowing the focus to remain on the verdant views.

Photos: Norbert Tukaj / Plazma Architecture Studio

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