Feb 23 2012
The dwelling house Aušros namai (The Beginning House) came about instead of an old furniture factory within the in the past significant Žaliakalnis (The Eco-friendly Hill) district.
When Kaunas grew to become a brief capital of Lithuania in 1919, the town broadened quickly and an excuse for an extensive city plan was recognized. For this function a Danish engineer M. Frandsen was asked, and that he plus a city 25429 – Aušros Namai (The Beginning House) – 4PLIUS engineer A. Jokimas suggested the then suburb of Žaliakalnis ended up being to become an administrative center from the city. Although his idea wasn’t fully implemented, the district rapidly grew to become extremely popular among artists and intellectuals, and several modern homes in the region were built. Probably the most prominent monuments of Žaliakalnis may be the Prisikelimo (the Resurrection) chapel – symbolic of 25428 – Aušros Namai (The Beginning House) – 4PLIUS nation’s independence (its construction started in 1933, it had been converted into factory throughout Soviet occasions, and devoted in 2004).
The Aušros Home is oriented towards this chapel. Its triangular layout comes with an inner yard along with a garden that is typical for Žaliakalnis. The corner area of the complex remains in the old building from the factory and was completely refurbished, and also the other areas 25427 – Aušros Namai (The Beginning House) – 4PLIUS were recently built. The southern façade from the building is decorated with warm colours representing the sun’s rays as the northern side from it remains quite moderate of dark bricks. The structural system: brick walls and prefabricated sections. In the balconies of lofts a breathtaking look at Kaunas might be well loved.
The Aušros House would hopefully result in a revival from the still very 25426 – Aušros Namai (The Beginning House) – 4PLIUS popular residential area.
Project name: Aušros Namai (The Dawn House)
Location: Žaliakalnis, Kaunas, Lithuania
Program: Apartment building
Area: Site Area: 10,250 m2 • Building Area (m2): 1,500 m2 • Total Floor Area: 7,608 m2
Year: Completion: 2008
Project by: 4PLIUS
Text: Courtesy of 4PLIUS
Images: Courtesy of 4PLIUS