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The semi – detached House on Zaru street

The semi – detached House on Zaru street

One house, two owners – that’s the semi-detached house in Sampeteris, one of the quietest and greenest areas in Riga. The idea comes from two friends – each of them now owns their identical part of the house, where both live with their families. The architecture of the house consists of two stretched and closed parts. Both end facades are fully glazed. Both halves of the house are connected by a shared entrance and shelterbelts. Each part is divided in half by a side entrance and a glazed balcony above it. The layout of the house is identical in both parts – there is a shelterbelt and a wardrobe in the middle, open-plan living rooms with kitchen and dining room on both sides of the first floor, a toilet and a shared utility room. On each side, there is a staircase to the second floor. The ‘60s of the previous century dominate the interior; pop art attributes that associate with the USA. Monolithic concrete and minimalism are the main components of the interior. We used pure, concentrated colors, stripes and checkered pattern in large planes, cubic shapes, and neon writing.

In 2012, this semi-detached home interior received 1st place in The Annual Design Award 2011 as the best private interior design.

  • project type: private
  • interior architect: Anna Bates in coorporation with Edu
  • architecture: OpenAD (www.openad.lv)
  • project leader: Olga Ponomarjova
  • photographer: Andrejs Zavadskis
  • status: completed
  • year: 2008.-2011.
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