The Yellow Brick residence in Pavilniai Regional Park, near the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, has a confident combination of history and modernism, designed by the architectural firm G. Natkevicius & Partners for an upscale family.
Located by in the valley of river Vilnia that gave the city its name, the park and the city have a rich history with the oldest written records dating back to 1323.
In the Middle Ages the area, where the building is situated, was a cannon foundry. The new house owners bought the site where an old yellow brick lodge with a basement stood. By cleaning the plaster over the lodge’s walls revealing the old Vilnius brick that were produced by the local factories at the time. The old brick house is big enough for a family of 4 members; The concept of design was to preserve it by wrapping it with an outer glass shell, and make more room for a bigger family.
The exposed brick adds a tactile sexy feel and softens the potentially cold atmosphere of the glass structure.