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.
Architecture of the house consists of two stretched and closed parts. Both end facades are fully glazed. This both parts are combined with common entrance and shelter-belts. Each of the parts is divided in half by a side entrance and above it is located glazed balcony.Home design in both parts are identical – in the middle is a vējtveris with a common wardrobe. In the first floor is open-plan living room with kitchen and dining room, bathroom and shared utility room. In each side there is a stairs with a staircase to the second floor.
The interior is dominated by last century, sixties and pop-art attributes that makes associations with that time America. Monolithic concrete and minimalism are main component of interior. Pure, concentrated colors, stripes and checkered fabric in large planes, cubic shapes and neon phrases.
In 2012, this semi-detached home interior received 1th place in Latvian Design Society organized competition “The Annual Design Award 2011” in category – best private interior design.