Kulautuva, Lithuania – ARCHISPEKTRAS
Built area: 170.0 m2
Year built: 2014
Photographs: Juozas Kamenskas
Black House Blues is a modern, minimalist house built in the forest. It is inspired by the homeowners’ love for blues music.
They wanted a place where they’re free to crank up the volume and enjoy their passion. What better way than to build a home away from the maddening crowd?
The dark skin of the home’s shell belies pristine interiors. High ceiling in the living room allow music to reverberate throughout the house. This is just what the owners wanted.
A portion of the façade is covered in glass. This provides sweeping views of the surrounding forest. It also brings the outdoors, and plenty of natural light, in.
Black House Blues is a true reflection of the owners’ passion – interpreted in architectural form.
Notes from the Architect:
A man and his wife always loved to listen to the blues. A lot of blues. Loud – most of the times. And there could be no better place for their obsession than a forest. So, they built a black house there. With a white soul inside. The house that blues.
Family wished for a high central living space through which melancholic music would fill their home and reach every room. They would open the glass facade in summer and sit outside on a large wooden deck – an interstitial space between bluesy rhythms and peaceful birds singing.
They would be picking boletus for dinner in their front yard and let the wild nature thrive right into the kitchen. They would never forget to have some good white wine with a couple of friends. And they got it all. And they will live long enough in a house that always blues.
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