Two families have always loved to listen to blues. A lot of blues. Played loudly - most of the time. There is no better place for their obsession than a forest. So, they built two black brick houses in the woods. With a white soul inside. Houses expressing blues.

Project details

Project Two houses in the forest, Lithuania
Client Private
Architects Studija Archispektras
Roof tiles Koramic Actua 10 noble graphite
Facing bricks
Terca Frankfurt NF
Terca Pagus Grijs WFD

Two houses in the forest, Lithuania

Two houses in the forest, Lithuania

Two houses in the forest, Lithuania

Two houses in the forest, Lithuania

Two houses in the forest, Lithuania

Two houses in the forest, Lithuania

Two houses in the forest, Lithuania

Two houses in the forest, Lithuania

Two houses in the forest, Lithuania

Two houses in the forest, Lithuania

Two houses in the forest, Lithuania

Two houses in the forest, Lithuania

A wish

The families wished for a high central living space, from where melancholic music would fill their home and reach every room. They dreamt of opening the glass façade in summer and sitting outside on a large wooden deck – a place between bluesy rhythms and peaceful birds’ twittering. They wanted to pick boletus for dinner in their front yard and let the wild nature spread into the kitchen. They would never forget to enjoy some good white wine with a couple of friends.

In touch with the forest

One of the main tasks the architect had to solve was the design of a very bright, cosy and welcoming interior space that would maintain a strong relationship with the surrounding forest. A space where the families could accomplish their fundamental desires. At the same time, the exterior façade should harmoniously blend in with the sensitive natural landscape. Furthermore, the architects had to carefully position the houses in-between high pines so that most of the trees on the site would be preserved. These preconditions strongly influenced the shape of the houses. Having these circumstances in mind, Wienerberger roof tiles and bricks helped the architects to select a very durable material with a strong connection to the local context, which simultaneously adds a great quality to the overall design. The texture of the bricks shows a roughness and blurry colour, which resembles that of pine trunks. Moreover, the roof tiles create the varied reflection of diffused shades coming from the trees on a sunny evening. Both materials talk to each other within the environment.

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