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A Two-Family House OGLE in Riga, Latvia by NRJA

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Article source: NRJA

Two separate apartments for two families make up the volume which complies with the strict regulations of Riga historical center. The height of the volume corresponds to the buildings across the street; the varying slopes of the roof react to the geometry of the nearby roofscape. The materials used for facades – black brick, painted timber boards and Rheinzink tin sheets – respond to the surrounding context of historical buildings. The tonality of used materials corresponds symbolically to the location – Ogļu (from latvian – Coal) Street.

Image Courtesy © Gatis Rozenfelds and Zigmārs Jauja

  • Architects: NRJA
  • Project: A Two-Family House OGLE
  • Location: Riga, Latvia
  • Photography: Gatis Rozenfelds – Zigmārs Jauja
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp
  • Lead Architects: Uldis Lukševics, Ivars Veinbergs, Zigmārs Jauja, Linda Leitāne-Šmīdberga
  • Area: 400.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017

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Relais Le Chevalier in Riga, Latvia by ELISABETTA de STROBEL INTERIOR DESIGNER

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Article source: ELISABETTA de STROBEL INTERIOR DESIGNER

Work has officially been completed on Relais Le Chevalier in Riga, where the Art Director and Interior Designer Elisabetta de Strobel was in charge of the renovation project that restored the historical mid-eighteenth-century building (once a private home) to its former splendour.

Image Courtesy © Maurizio Marcato

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Liepāja Thermal Bath in Latvia by Steven Christensen Architecture

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Steven Christensen Architecture of Santa Monica, California has been named a winner in the first annual AAP American Architecture Prize, which recognizes the most outstanding architecture worldwide.

The design for Liepāja Thermal Bath and Hotel originates from a keen interest in the formal associations of the dome throughout architectural history, and more precisely, its role within the typology of the public bath.

South Elevation, Image Courtesy © Steven Christensen Architecture

  • Architects: Steven Christensen Architecture
  • Project: Liepāja Thermal Bath
  • Location: Liepāja, Latvia
  • Software used: Rhino, Vray, and Photoshop
  • Team: Steven Christensen (Principal), Devon Montminy, Cori Gunderson, Ingrid Lao
  • Status: Competition Entry

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Private House in Jurmala, Latvia by CARLSON design home

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Article source: CARLSON design home

Interior design of premises developed in the context of the building architecture, which is dominated by accuracy, shape purity, high-quality materials and modern equipment.

Image Courtesy © CARLSON design home

Image Courtesy © CARLSON design home

  • Architects: CARLSON design home
  • Project: Private House
  • Location: Jurmala, Latvia
  • Interior designer: Eriks Karlsons (Eric Carlson)
  • Area: 280 m²

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Nature Concert Hall 2016 in Zalenieki manor, Latvia by DJA (Didzis Jaunzems Architecture)

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Article source: DJA (Didzis Jaunzems Architecture)

Nature Concert Hall 2016 is designed as an art installation made from 10 000 paper bats. Levitating cloud with gradient density over the musicians serves also as a screen for video and light projections. To achieve maximum lightness and levitation effect art installation is suspended in 3 paired electricity columns far away each from another. The volume of the cloud is referring to flocking bird and bat created dynamic geometries that can be found in nature. Black & white video and light projections, specially composed music are continuing the interpretation of dark world of the bat.

Image Courtesy © Uldis Lapins

Image Courtesy © Uldis Lapins

  • Architects: DJA (Didzis Jaunzems Architecture)
  • Project: Nature Concert Hall 2016
  • Location: Zalenieki manor, Latvia
  • Photography: Uldis Lapins
  • Client: association “Nature Concert Hall”
  • Video projections: Robert Rubins, Viktors Keino, Maris Kalve
  • Lights: Oskars Timbars
  • Area: 1000 m2
  • Year: July 2016

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Baltic Way Memorial in LATVIA, RIGA by Selim Senin

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Article source: Selim Senin 

The main specialty of Baltic Way is togetherness. To reflect this idea on the project, spaces where people can spend time together, talk to each other, enjoy the scenery, make sportive activities, make presentations, and watch movies at night, etc. have been adopted. Our proposal is not merely a library to enter but a platform on which urban life keeps continuing thus a building which integrates with the city.

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin

  • Architects: Selim Senin 
  • Project: Baltic Way Memorial 
  • Location: LATVIA, RIGA 

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“Great Amber” Concert Hall in Liepaja, Latvia by Giencke & Company Architects

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Article source: Giencke & Company Architects

Designed by Graz architect Volker Giencke, the Great Amber Concert Hall has been inaugurated on 7 November in Liepaja, Latvia. The first – and most momentous – phase of this multistage project envisioning the construction of a cultural urban district is thus completed. In 2003, Volker Giencke won the international architectural competition for a new cultural centre in this traditional seaport on the Baltic Sea. The construction work started in 2013.

GA, Image Courtesy © Indriėis Stūrmanis

GA, Image Courtesy © Indriėis Stūrmanis

  • Architects: Giencke & Company Architects
  • Project: “Great Amber” Concert Hall
  • Location: Liepaja, Latvia
  • Photography: Indriėis Stūrmanis, Giencke&Company, Aigars Prūsis, Merks Ltd
  • Software used: Rhino, Autocad, Scia, Nemetschek
  • General planner: Giencke & Company – Latvija PS, Riga
  • Author & Architect: Volker Giencke
  • Planning: Volker Giencke & Company, Graz
  • Project management: Petra Friedl
  • Acoustics: Müller BBM, Karlheinz Müller, Munich/Planegg (more…)

Revitalisation of Spikeri Square and Daugava waterfront promenade in Riga, Latvia by Arplan, Ltd.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Article source: Arplan, Ltd.

Historically, Spikeri was a warehouse district with 58 warehouses, built in the late 19th century, to store cargo from ships and train freights. Nowadays only 13 warehouses have been preserved, yet it is enough to feel the historic atmosphere. Spikeri square is a public space, constantly exposed to the changes of urban development and society evolution process, thus the historical environment is authentic and multi-layered, reflecting the citizen attitude towards cultural and historical values, accumulated there over centuries.

Image Courtesy © Aivars Silins, Ilze Denisova

Image Courtesy © Aivars Silins, Ilze Denisova

  • Architects: Arplan, Ltd. (Rolands Bruzgulis)
  • Project: Revitalisation of Spikeri Square and Daugava waterfront promenade
  • Location: Maskavas iela 6, Latgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
  • Photography: Aivars Silins, Ilze Denisova
  • Size of the site: Waterfront length 1 600.00m; project area 57 582.00m2; cost: 136.00 €/ m2 
  • Completed: August 2013 (started 2011) 
  • Client: Riga City Council City Development Department
  • General contractor: Merks, Ltd. ; Saldus Celinieks, Ltd.
  • Technical architects: Valters Bruzgulis, Rihards Millers, Ksenija Semjonova, Salvis Stafeckis

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TOP! Store in Salacgriva, Latvia by ARHIS ARHITEKTI

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Article source: ARHIS ARHITEKTI

The building is created for two scales of perception – towards the VIA Baltica highway it is designed as a linear volume to be perceived in movement, its form and material – wooden planks reminds Salacgrivas historical ship crafting tradition. On the other side, facing Riga Street and a pedestrian walkway, a smaller scale facade is designed which plastic-ally flows into the public space and is close to pedestrian’s scale of perception. New interior conception and colour principles were created to improve the style of the grocery store chain.

Image Courtesy © Indrikis Sturmanis

Image Courtesy © Indrikis Sturmanis

  • Architects: ARHIS ARHITEKTI
  • Project: TOP! Store
  • Location: Salacgriva, Latvia
  • Photography: Indrikis Sturmanis
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Design team: Andris Kronbergs, Madara Gibze, Paulis Gibze, Evija Runce, Vilnis Uzors, Kristaps Sulcs, Uldis Jaunsubrens, Helvijs Savickis
  • Shop interior navigation sign design: „Dripe dizains” LTD, dripe.lv
  • Construction design: „DWG” LTD, dwg.lv
  • Construction company: LTD \”R.K.C.F. Renesanse\”
  • Building area: 1555 m2
  • Site area: 6989 m2

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WOODEN BUILDING RECONSTRUCTION OF RIGA SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND ART in Riga, Latvia by Zaigas Gailes Birojs

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Article source: Zaigas Gailes Birojs 

The reconstruction project of the wooden school building was initiated by Europa Nostra foundation in 2001. The purpose of the project was to draw public attention to preservation of neglected wooden architecture heritage by developing an example which would reveal the unique qualities of Riga’s wooden buildings and show contemporary way to their renovation. It was possible to start the reconstruction work only ten years later when European Regional Development Fund financed the project.

The main facade, Image Courtesy © Ansis Starks

The main facade, Image Courtesy © Ansis Starks

  • Architects: Zaigas Gailes Birojs 
  • Project: WOODEN BUILDING RECONSTRUCTION OF RIGA SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND ART
  • Location: Riga, Latvia
  • Photography: Ansis Starks
  • Team: Zaigas Gailes birojs – Zaiga Gaile, Liene Griezīte, Iveta Cibule, Ingmārs Atavs, Ineta Solzemniece-Saleniece, Dāvis Gasuls, Kristīne Riba
  • Client: Foundation Latvia Nostra,Riga School of Design and Art
  • Total area of the house: 897 m²
  • Award: The Grand Prix of the Latvian Architecture Award 2014
  • Project: 2001, 2011
  • Construction: 2011 – 2013

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