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Residential quarter in Pavilniai regional park in Vilnius

By Henrik Malmberg | Architecture | 2015-12-17

In the middle of the woods of the capital city of Lithuania, Vilnius, lies this quiet extraordinary and newly built residential quarter, Extraordinary hence the beautiful and clean architecture behind it but also because it's built upon some legendary ammunition vaults. The houses are elevated to ensure the free access to the historical vaults and their visibility from the street.

The architects behind this quarter are PALEKA Arch Studjia and PLAZMA Architecture Studio which went with a traditional archetypical silhouette of the buildings supplemented by moderate contemporary details and elements. Shapes are lightened by abstract volumes of bay windows and skylights. The complex of houses is harmonized by uniform materialization: buildings are clad in wood planks of several different textures, influenced by local traditions. Homogenous architectural details, scale and color of the buildings enhance the idea of unity even further. The perspective of the street is not obstructed, but rather extending into the valley of Ribiskes landscape reserve.

Residential quarter in Pavilniai regional park in Vilnius

Residential quarter in Pavilniai regional park in Vilnius

Residential quarter in Pavilniai regional park in Vilnius

Residential quarter in Pavilniai regional park in Vilnius

Residential quarter in Pavilniai regional park in Vilnius

Residential quarter in Pavilniai regional park in Vilnius

Residential quarter in Pavilniai regional park in Vilnius

Residential quarter in Pavilniai regional park in Vilnius

Photos: Norbert Tukaj