About Architecture

1802
S. Lozoraitis Living District, Vilnius, Lithuania

Concept
The site is located on the outskirts of Vilnius on one of the city’s highest points, which enfolds the perimeter of the Rokantiškės hill. The housing quarters are defined by the hill’s topography, where the mountain is the main element. The urbanistic formation of the buildings is grouped into two zones: the northern houses are low-set and look towards the existing forest. The southern part contains two storey houses and their views are of the green hill.

The terracing principle is used in each house taking into consideration the silhouette, plan and the section. The terraced first floor levels enhance the confluency between the interior and the forest environment, which creates an open and organic interior and exterior. Multi-faceted structures break down the scale of the villas, highlighting a free pavilion-like layout and helping to customise each structure to the need of different individual plots within a unified principle.

The facades of the houses are unified, resembling the textures of earth layers (stratigraphy) with nuanced differences in the pigmented parget and earth mixture finish.

Each house contains a central core with all other functions designed around it, taking into account each individual plot specifications. The central core works as a structural element. Auxiliary utilities are positioned in the centre of the core or in the cellar. This allows the perimeter of each house to have an elevated terrace effect. The floor is terraced in various ways adopting to the individual need of each house owner and the site.

Architects

Dominykas Daunys, Petras Isora, Vano Ksnelashvili, Ona Lozuraityte

Collaborators

KILD, Baltic Engineers

Status

Competition

Type

Residential Complex

Area

14 villas (300 sq. m each)

Location

S. Lozoraitis Street, Vilnius, Lithuania

Year

2018

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