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Playing on contrasts: modern villa, partially integrated into the green hill

Villa located near the town of Raguva (Lithuania).


Lithuanian architects have completed work on the construction of a villa near the town Raguva. The emphasis in the design of the house is made on contrast. Ground dark lined stone, while the upper part is made of wood and glass. From a distance it seems that the second floor floating in the air.

Architectural Arches project studio.


Lithuanian architectural practice Arches recently finished the construction of villas,situated in a forested area near the town of Raguva (Raguva). The hosts wanted to get a modern house with distinct living areas. Architects have designed the villa L-shaped. House deployed so that sunlight can penetrate into the room during the daylight hours.

The villa is partially integrated into the surrounding landscape.


The lower level of the villa is partially hidden in the hillside. It is lined with dark slate stone and not immediately noticeable on the background of natural landscape. Up is made of steel, wood and glass.

Villa by the architects Arches studio. Living room with dining area.


Due to the wide windows of the living room, kitchen and dining room offers stunning views over the green valley. Master bedrooms are located in another wing of the house, which faces the forest.

Villa by the architects Arches studio. Kitchen.

Villa by the architects Arches studio. Back view.


In the Polish city of Katowice is also a non-standard house with the effect of optical illusion. The upper and lower levels are relative to each other at an angle of 90 degrees, but because of the mirrored partitions seems that massive upper part of the house is about to fall.

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