A House in Kačerginė


Gintaras Balčytis
  • Vijoklių g., Kačerginė, Kaunas
  • Latitude:54.9184
  • Longtitude:23.9333
  • Private object

About object:

The architectural expression of the building was dictated by the unique natural context of a land plot: a “wall” of trees and the River Nemunas meandering nearby. Naturally, the project author designing the house perceived it as if a part of the nature, which should be not only supplemented harmoniously by the new creation, but also coalesce visually with it. The house is facing to the southern and western sides, hereby providing the premises with more light. The sun rays thread through the roof mounted skylights converting a corridor into a cosy and bright space. Vitreous walls and terraces opening from the bedrooms seem to extend the feeling of harmony with the nature. The ground floor of the building is more earthbound externally – a part of its wall is set of brownish dolomite stones, the other part is vitreous. The lower plane of the building almost coalesces with the ground surface. The first floor of the building is more lightweight, as if suspended in the space and that feeling is strengthened by its white walls. The bend of the river Nemunas may be seen from any place of the building. The half-circle-shaped construction moulds an inner yard “looking” towards the river. The chosen composition of the building is one of the means that allowed creating its even more close relationship with the surrounding beauty.

I. Garnytė- Sapranavičienė


Object information:

  • Project ID:30
  • Implemented:2009
  • Architects:Gintaras Balčytis
  • Architects companies:“Dviejų grupė“
  • Purpose:Residency
  • Area:315 kv. m.
  • Constructors:Vytautas Speičys
  • Constructors companies:V. Speičio projektavimo biuras
  • Other companies:A House in Kačerginė
  • Photographer:Gintaras Balčytis


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