This fantastic example of historical morphing with contemporary design, creates a visual language that is both inspiring and endearing. Situated in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, it blends into the lush green landscape, cut away into the sloping topography and making a visual statement that is both subtle and spectacular.
The chosen aesthetic adds a sense of sophistication that is almost a poster piece for Le Corbusier's 'Machine for Living.' This modernistic approach is supplemented with a preservation for the historical. A cannon foundry lay on the original site which under further inspection happened to be built out of valuable Vilnius bricks. The priority for this build soon became a preservation and a symbiotic bond between the old and the new.
The matte black finishes to the floor tiles and the solid balustrade adds to this sophistication. Oozing with sleek minimalism and pleasing modernism. The drop down dome pendants blend in with the interior scheme whilst adding subtle ambient lighting.
The historical elements of the building are given respect and not hidden away, but are showcased and given a sense of purpose. Recessed floor strip panels are built into the tiling to softly light the undulating historical wall features.
Overall this is a fantastic approach to what could have been a total disregard to the original features. The lesson to learn from this is that respect for the past can work well with a desire for the contemporary.
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