Pool house in Vilnius

Pool house in Vilnius

Architect
HEIMA architects
Location
Vilnius, Lithuania | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Private Houses
©Norbert Tukaj

Pool house in Vilnius

HEIMA architects as Architects

Surrounded by forest, a pool house is built near the lake. It complements the existing complex of several houses. The surrounding landscape clearly dictates the architectural form of the Lithuanian rural hut.

photo_credit ©Norbert Tukaj
©Norbert Tukaj

The archetypal double sloped roof acts as an interior element and contrasts with the large windows that create a sense of transparency. The compact rectangular perimeter blends naturally into the landscape, respecting the surrounding environment.

photo_credit ©Norbert Tukaj
©Norbert Tukaj

Two different silhouettes of this building can be seen throughout the day and night. The goal of the day vision is to blend this space into the context of surrounding nature as smoothly as possible. Night vision reveals the contemporary inside of the building. The dark outside contrast with illuminated see-through interior spaces emphasizing furniture shapes and textures.

photo_credit ©Norbert Tukaj
©Norbert Tukaj

The exterior is formed via natural materials and colors - reed roof, paths of granite and wooden space surrounding the pool. The grey-brown color palette of the building follows “no-boundary with nature” idea. Internal spaces contrasting with the modest external shapes are revealed through a modern interior that follows the same color-material motif.

photo_credit ©Norbert Tukaj
©Norbert Tukaj

On the one hand, the close-to-the-nature wood theme and large wide-opening windows let the line between outside and inside fade, on the other – creates a glassy, weightlessness, openness feeling that is more common to modern interiors. Glass partitions are also useful during seasonal changes. People can enjoy using the pool house all year round. 

photo_credit ©Norbert Tukaj
©Norbert Tukaj

One of the most unique elements of the pool house is the exposed wooden structure, which dominates the interior space. Massive tripod columns, 60-centimetre height beams and repetitive roof trusses not only create an atmosphere for the inside but also remind of ethnic Lithuanian house building tradition.

photo_credit ©Norbert Tukaj
©Norbert Tukaj

The adjacent swimming pool complements the construction of the house. The higher poolside horizon line creates an empty space feeling as none of the furniture elements can be seen while swimming.

photo_credit ©Norbert Tukaj
©Norbert Tukaj
Project Credits
Products used in this project
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Fireplace Focus
Chairs Andreu World
Product Spec Sheet
Fireplace
Chairs
Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
The Pitch by Mark Odom Studio repurposes shipping containers to form a vibrant new hub for Austin, Texas
6 Jul 2022 News
The Pitch by Mark Odom Studio repurposes shipping containers to form a vibrant new hub for Austin, Texas

Located in Austin, Texas, The Pitch is a new hospitality and entertainment complex made from shippin... More

Chalet D by monovolume architecture + design brings new life to alpine architecture
6 Jul 2022 News
Chalet D by monovolume architecture + design brings new life to alpine architecture

Located in the Austrian Alps, Chalet D is a family holiday home that includes a spa area. Modern and... More

The Natural Pavilion by DP6 architectuurstudio responds to key land-use challenges in the Netherlands
4 Jul 2022 News
The Natural Pavilion by DP6 architectuurstudio responds to key land-use challenges in the Netherlands

Designed for the Floriade 2022 Expo, The Natural Pavilion by DP6 architectuurstudio is a nearly 100%... More

Sonoma home by Mork-Ulnes Architects is defined by a strong concrete structural framework
4 Jul 2022 News
Sonoma home by Mork-Ulnes Architects is defined by a strong concrete structural framework

Overlooking the vineyards of California’s Sonoma landscape, the Frame House by Mork-Ulnes Arch... More

Top 10 Trending Tiles
4 Jul 2022 News
Top 10 Trending Tiles

From bathroom walls to flooring for living spaces, tiling provides a durable, easy-to-maintain finis... More

BIG unveils a playful, wooden, colourful factory for Vestre in the middle of the Norwegian woods
3 Jul 2022 News
BIG unveils a playful, wooden, colourful factory for Vestre in the middle of the Norwegian woods

In Manor, Norway, The Plus is a new furniture factory by BIG for furniture manufacturer Vestre. Inco... More

RH+architecture develop an intriguing urban infill strategy for a Paris neighbourhood
3 Jul 2022 News
RH+architecture develop an intriguing urban infill strategy for a Paris neighbourhood

In the 11th district of Paris, the architecture of the neighbourhood has a spontaneous feel characte... More

Poppodium Nieuwe Nor offers a new landmark and hub for new music in the Netherlands
29 Jun 2022 News
Poppodium Nieuwe Nor offers a new landmark and hub for new music in the Netherlands

  In the city center Of Heerlen, Poppodium Nieuwe Nor by diederendirrix is a unique new landma... More