Semi – detached House on Zaru street
One house, two owners – this is a semi-detached house in Sampeteris, known as one of the quietest and greenest neighborhoods in Riga. House owners and author of architecture concept are two friends. Each of them owns an identical part of the house.
The architecture of the house consists of two stretched and closed parts. Both end facades are fully glazed. This both parts are combined with a common entrance and shelter-belts. Each of the parts is divided in half by a side entrance and above it is located glazed balcony. In the first floor is an open-plan living room with kitchen and dining room, bathroom and shared utility room. On each side, there is a staircase to the second floor.
The interior is dominated by last century, the sixties and pop-art attributes that make associations with that time America. Monolithic concrete and minimalism are the main components of the interior. Pure, concentrated colors, stripes and checkered fabric in large planes, cubic shapes, and neon phrases.
In 2012, this semi-detached home interior received 1st place in Latvian Design Society organized competition “The Annual Design Award 2011” in category – best private interior design.