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Holiday house for a family of five at Aluksnes Lake

This modern building is a holiday home designed for a family of five. It’s located in the Alūksne District in Latvia and it was a project by AB3D Ltd. The construction was completed in 2011. The project occupies an area of 386 square meters and the site is next to Aluksnes Lake and thus benefits from beautiful views.

The house is also surrounded by a series of other buildings, both old and new and the plot is populated by beautiful trees. This new structure the architects created is actually a villa. It has a contemporary design with a minimalist exterior and a casual and cozy interior. The characteristics of the plot dictated that the house would sit on a slope. This also meant that the architects had to pay special attention to this element and to reverse the original structure they had planned for the building. It’s why the private areas of the house such as the bedrooms and the fireplace place had to be placed on the ground floor. The living room, the dining area and the kitchen are situated on the second floor.

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The clients wanted to the house to be durable and to resist for many years without much maintenance. It’s why the architects chose a series of long-term use materials for this project such as concrete, glass and thermo-wood. The interior of the house was designed in a classical style with modern elements and functional decors. The house also as a series of terraces both open and closed and this ensures a smooth indoor-outdoor transition.{found on archdaily}.

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Posted in Architecture on July 7, 2012

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