GAISS is an architecture studio based in Riga, Latvia. Our work is shaping of the environment, and the results are the atmosphere, impressions, and memories, that the user will gain: the air that we breathe and which we live in.
Since its founding the studio in 2013 we have had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects both in Latvia and abroad, ranging from new construction buildings to renovations and interiors, from outdoor installations to exhibition layouts.

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Context and sustainability

We believe that the beauty of a building lies in its relationship to people, environment and time.

On January 2020. GAISS became one of the founders of international climate movement's Architects Declare Latvia branch.

GAISS co-founder Kārlis Melzobs is a certified Passive House Designer. Passive House methods facilitate a design process that seeks contextual logic, be it a simple yet efficient low-budget project or a highly elaborate dwelling set out to meet all PH requirements.

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People

People

Arnita Melzoba
architect, co-founder
arnita@gaissarhitekti.lv

Kārlis Melzobs
architect, co-founder
karlis@gaissarhitekti.lv

Elīna Paula
architect

Arnita Melzoba
arhitekte, līdzdibinātāja
arnita@gaissarhitekti.lv

Kārlis Melzobs
arhitekts, līdzdibinātājs
karlis@gaissarhitekti.lv

Elīna Paula
arhitekte
elina@gaissarhitekti.lv

Previous collaborators:

Agnese Mālniece
Marta Dzene
Roberta Fišere
Jānis Ielejs
Andra Odumāne-Janičeko
Dāvis Jānis Simsons

Previous collaborators:
Agnese Mālniece
Marta Dzene
Roberta Fišere
Jānis Ielejs
Andra Odumāne-Janičeko
Dāvis Jānis Simsons

Previous collaborators:
Agnese Mālniece
Marta Dzene
Roberta Fišere
Jānis Ielejs
Andra Odumāne-Janičeko
Dāvis Jānis Simsons

Awards and distinctions

2021
- Latvian Architecture Award 2021 - Finalist

2017
- Latvian Architecture Award 2017 - National Library of Latvia Book Museum
- The Great Award of Construction Industry 2017 - Young architects of the year award
- National Design Award of Latvia 2017 finalist

2015
- Annual Design Award by the Latvian Association of Designers in Environmental design category

2014
- Annual Design Award by the Latvian Association of Designers distinction in Office interior category
- London Festival of Architecture 2014 - representative of Latvia

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Press

Deko žurnāls
Latvijas Architektūra
Pastaiga
Būvinženieris
BOB magazine

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