Year: In progress
Team: Zane Tetere-Sulce, Valters Pozarnovs, Karlis Lukstaraups, Eva Heidingere – Jukama, Girts Kula, Olga Ponomarjova
In this project, the timeless charm of a traditional barnhouse silhouette is seamlessly blended with modern architectural elements, rooted in the existing foundations along the Baltic coastline. The design employs a dualstructure approach: the main section reflects the classic barnhouse form with its iconic gabled roof, while an adjoining minimalist extension introduces a contemporary contrast, complete with a rooftop terrace reminiscent of coastal viewing towers. The interior layout is thoughtfully oriented towards the sea, with key spaces like the main living hall, master bedroom, and sauna strategically positioned to capture mesmerizing sea views, integrating the serene coastal ambiance into the living experience. The external façade features Corten steel, chosen for its durability and low maintenance qualities, ideal for the coastal environment. This material not only withstands the Baltic Sea’s harsh weather conditions but also evolves aesthetically over time, offering a dynamic, protective finish without the need for regular upkeep.
This architectural fusion, bridging traditional and modern styles, creates a unique residence that respects its historical context while embracing contemporary design, resulting in a home that is both a tribute to its Baltic roots and a forward-looking piece of architecture.
The architectural design of this project cleverly integrates expansive glass facades within the traditional barnhouse form, enhancing natural light and fostering a dialogue between the interior spaces and the rugged Baltic seascape. The use of geometric shapes and clean lines introduces a modern dynamism to the classic rural silhouette, offering a new example of how a modern coastal architectural landscape could look like. context of the image above. context of the image above.