Architects:Devyni Architektai Architects In Charge: Jurgita Liubartaite, Arunas Skrolis Location: Sariai, Lithuania Area: 100 sq m Year: 2015
A shelter for a hunter’s family leisure time is located on a small hill in the deep Lithuanian forest. The chosen location is retreated and surrounded by trees in order to give a chance to hear the real sound of nature. A main inspiration for the concept was a client’s hobby – hunting.
The idea was to infuse the lifestyle of the family with an archaic conception – to eat what nature provides and exchange it for products from neighboring farms. It supposes to become a place where an environment accommodates humans but keeps the importance over them. For this reason, there were decided to use all local resources. Timber from local forests was used as the main material in construction.
Also, all carpenters and artisans who worked on the site were from neighboring villages. The architecture of the building was designed to refuse all difficult design solutions that would require the interference of professional constructors in the process. The main features of the surrounding land are reflected in the design and used for both exterior and interior to reflect the idea of a local village.
For this reason, The Hunting House was decorated with traditional elements of Lithuanian art – animals, birds, and sun tunes which symbolize bliss and coherence for home.
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