Dzintaru 32 / SZK/Z Architects

first_img Latvia Dzintaru 32 / SZK/Z ArchitectsSave this projectSaveDzintaru 32 / SZK/Z Architects ArchDaily Year:  Dzintaru 32 / SZK/Z Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Martin Kudryavcev+ 30 Share Apartments photographs:  Martin KudryavcevPhotographs:  Martin KudryavcevSave this picture!© Martin KudryavcevText description provided by the architects. Jūrmala, a beach resort town located approximately 30 kilometers outside the Latvian capital Riga, is well known for its wooden arhcitecture. Most of the buildings date from the late 19th and early 20th century, when timber was the most common building material in Jūrmala. This wooden architctural heritage is typically characterized throughout Jūrmala by rich ornamental carvings. Save this picture!© Martin Kudryavcev Historical buildings in Jūrmala represent Classicism, Eclectism, Art Noveau and National Romanticism, as well as some features of Functionalism. However, the architecture – mostly residential – has been adapted to Jūrmala’s scale and climate. As a result, Jūrmala’s wooden architecture is elegant and airy, with lots of details – carved lace, small towers, weather vanes, verandas and stained glass windows. Save this picture!© Martin Kudryavcev Jūrmalas wooden architecture has been recognized as unique in the European context. Since 1988 Jūrmala’s historical centre and some residential areas are a UNESCO heritage site. The new three-storey apartment building is located at Dzinaru prospekts 32 – the very heart of Jūrmala. While Jūrmala’s hot spots of entertainent can be reached within five minutes walk, the site is located just across the street from the beach and is adjacent to a park. Save this picture!© Martin Kudryavcev The building’s architecture can be regarded as an interpretation of Jūrmala’s wooden heritage, seeking inspiration in both traditional ornamental carvings and the scale of the existing urban fabric. However, the last few decades have seen large scale apartment buildings become more common in Jūrmala, as land prices have steadily increased. To visually reduce the scale, the new building were split into three interlinking volumes, each having a slightly different architectural language representative of three dintsict periods in Jūrmala’s architectural development. Save this picture!© Martin Kudryavcev Entrance hall and lobby are located in the central volume. The two adjacent volumes create a small entrance patio, enclosing the entrance area from the street. An underground parking area is located beneath the building and patio. Save this picture!© Martin Kudryavcev The three building volumes are characterised by decorative ornamental panels and large glazed elevations, the later acting to reflect the surrounding landscape of pine trees. The North-West volume references Art Deco, and form was partly shaped according to the existing valuable trees. Its facade is covered with class mosaic tiles whose palette resembles that of the texture of pine bark and amber found locally. The architecture of the South-East volume has been derived from historical wooden structures, such as verandas, traditional carvings and stained glass panes found throughout Jūrmala. Save this picture!© Martin Kudryavcev In total, there are 21 apartments in the building, ranging from 55 to 166 square meters. Each apartment on the ground floor has an outdoor space, while the second and the third floor apartaments have generous balconies. Third floor residents are also able to enjoy private terraces on the roof. Save this picture!Southeast ElevationProject gallerySee allShow lessOmnibus House / Gubbins ArquitectosSelected ProjectsGENETS 3 / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & PartnersSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Jūrmala, LatviaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2013 Year:  Area:  800 m² Area:  800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects “COPY” Architects: SZK/Z Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyApartments•Jūrmala, Latvia Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2013 CopyAbout this officeSZK/Z ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsJūrmalaHousingResidentialLatviaPublished on August 07, 2013Cite: “Dzintaru 32 / SZK/Z Architects” 07 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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