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House in Marupe by Open AD

By Eric Meunier


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Riga-based studio Open Architecture and Design has sent us photos of the House in Marupe project.

Completed in 2009, this 3,444 square-foot two story residence is located in Marupe, a sleepy suburb that is a 20-minute drive from Riga, Latvia.

House in Marupe by Open AD:

“The building was constructed around a growing body compositional center – inner gadren. It was conceived Stylistics Japanese tsubo garden form of the Japanese garden culture generally been integrated inside the house, as a
recreational area. Space around the garden was intended to be transparent, thereby fusing, at the same time separating the functions of acquiring and natural feeling to a room. During project implementation, unfortunately, the
customer refused to inner garden, adding indoor seating area.

Shape the direction of home was holding against the neighboring streets, parcel boundaries and corners. Building a vertical direction followed by the sun span, thus the second floor of the south side places deeper, resulting in direct sunlight. On the second floor bedroom has a spacious terrace with a planned green plants.

Building is finished with a blackish tree, creating a variety of boards in rhythm, but resulting in a seamless whole volume, where the main emphasis put on the form. Finishing a different highlight only the entrance area, including the smooth metal door in the plane. Emphasizing the building face, the remainder of the plot-driven corner wooden footbridge, situated in an outdoor fireplace. From there, the building is perceived in its entirety.”

Photos by: Maris Lapins

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About Eric Meunier

Currently the Owner and Chief Executive of HODYO Design, Eric Meunier's expertise in the design industry spreads over 20 years. He was the driving force behind HomeDSGN's early success, founding this website in 2011. Today, he loves to channel his passion for design into remodeling houses and transforming interior spaces with his keen eye for detail and architectural finesse. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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