House in Jaunsāti

Remains of historic barn foundations mark the location of a weekend house within a rural farmsted. A storage shed, an outdoor fireplace area and a sauna are all accommodated under one roof.

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Local architectural tradition interpreted to fullfill contemporary necessities.

Local architectural tradition interpreted to fullfill contemporary necessities.

Local architectural tradition interpreted to fullfill contemporary necessities.

The new building retains the character of the previous barn thus becoming an organic part of the complex.

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Ground floor plan

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Outdoor fireplace

Project data

Type: Weekend house
Location: Jaunsāti, Latvia
Client: Private
Architect: GAISS (Arnita Melzoba, Kārlis Melzobs)
Floor surface: 150 m²
Timeline: 2015
Status: Proposal