Project Name: Pavilniai House
Architects: G.Natkevicius & Partners
Location: Pavilniai Regional Park near Vilnius, Lithuania
Area: 3,519 sq ft.
Photographs by: R.Urbakavičius
If you think that an old yellow brick home located in an area which housed a cannon foundry during the Middle Ages is a bad choice for a modern home, be prepared to prove yourself wrong.
The Pavilniai House, located in the Pavilniai Regional Park near Vilnius in Lithuania is an ambitious project by architects G.Natkevicius & Partners to turn a historic yellow brick house into a modern home by surrounding it with glass for their clients – a banker and his family.
Upon purchasing the site of the old yellow brick lodge, the new owners discovered that the house had been built by ancient bricks made in an old brick factory located in Vilnius. This historical value is the reason they decided to preserve the old house by wrapping it around with glass thus giving it a new modern look from the outside.
Besides being a structure of historical value, this newly restored place is a fully functional home. It has a living room, kitchen, dining room and a wardrobe on the ground floor of the main structure – the glass zone.
Beneath it, you can find the children bedrooms on the ground floor of the brick house and the master bedrooms in the attic.
The glass shape that surrounds the home is not there only for appearance though. It offers 360 degrees views of the regional park from each point on the ground floor area.