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Luxury Apartment in the Green Center of Vilnius


A home for a large family was designed in Zverynas – the greenest district of Vilnius. The building has an interesting history – in 1860 it was the first brick building in a district that was entirely consisting of wooden architecture. The building was originally built as a factory, after that, it changed to use a couple of times to host a co-living space, cinema studio, archive and was later abandoned. In 2018 it was renovated and some new construction was added to create a luxury apartment complex in the green center of Vilnius.

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When you enter the apartment, you come into the hall, where is a box containing utility rooms like laundry, storage, WC, closet. You can walk around this „utility box“ from all sides, and all the main spaces of the apartment – the bedrooms, living area, kitchen – area placed around it.

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The exit to the roof terrace brings light to the darkest part of the apartment. Here, next to the stairs is a kitchen flooded with natural light. The kitchen connects with the living room, where all the main functions of family life, work, and leisure are spaciously scattered.

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The attic space gives the apartment a unique feel but also poses some challenges. Deep window openings and small windows create cozy attic spaces but limit the ingress of light into the rooms. As a result, the color palette of the interior was chosen to be bright, warm, natural.

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Only real materials are used in the interior – natural wood, natural stone terrazzo tiles, clay plaster, stainless steel. The interior combines wood surfaces of different types and shades – bleached larch parquet is used for the floor, light ash is used for wall covering, and the wooden furniture is made of natural oak.

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Cozy lighting is designed, the lighting fixtures are minimalist – the only accent lamp hangs in the center of the apartment – above the dining table. Many concealed light sources are used, thus creating a cozy accent light, and narrow-angle luminaires are used to illuminate common areas, allowing to separate different areas using light.

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Architects: HEIMA architects; Area: 220 m²; Year: 2021; Photographs: Norbert Tukaj; Lead Architects: Povilas Žakauskas;

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