The Lithuanian architectural practice around Gintautas Natkevičius realised this luxurious single family home on a site near Vilnius where in the Middle Age a cannon foundry, was based. The architects preserved the architectural remains, an old yellow brick lodge with a basement, by wrapping it with an outer glass construction.
“The custumer is a banker and antique book collector. A four member family house.
Cleaning the plaster of a house revealed that the lodge had been built by ancient bricks which were made in a old Vilnius brick factories.
The historical house structure have been carefully restored.
Library of a collection of ancient books equipped in the basement of historical lodge. On the ground floor- childrens bedrooms and in the attic- masterbedrooms.”
“At the glass shape zone in the basment we can find the turkish bath with a rest rooms and a garage for two cars.
On the ground floor there are living room, kitchen, dining room and a wardrobe.
Glass form is not an end to itself. From each point on the ground floor area on a 360 degrees offers fantastic views of regional park.
Ground floor space is like a yard of a historical lodge.”