Reconstruction of Rietavas manor coach-house



location_Rietavas
size_1800 m2
year_2009-2013
status_built
team_Lukas Rekevičius, Milda Rekevičienė, Alda Tilvikaitė
photographs_Norbert Tukaj

 

In the 19th-20th centuries Rietavas was a town of key innovations: the first electric bulb, telephone line, first electric powerhouse of Lithuania. Nonetheless, after two World Wars Rietavas manor had perished and the small town became no different from the others in Žemaitija (Samogitia).

While reconstructing the carriage house – the only remaining structure of the manor – we aimed to reclaim at least a part of the previous charm of Rietavas.
The key concept was to respect the hictorical volume while creating astonishing interiors filled with natural lighting and a rational capacious layout.
Modern elements were also incorporated – doors, windows and structural details. However, these are strictly outlined as new and clearly distincted from the old masonry, so that every observer would tell what is new and what is historical.
The building contains two multifunctional halls, a library and administrative functions.

 

 

 

 

 

 







































Reconstruction of Rietavas manor coach-house

location_Rietavas
size_1800 m2
year_2009-2013
status_built
team_Lukas Rekevičius, Milda Rekevičienė, Alda Tilvikaitė
photographs_Norbert Tukaj

 

In the 19th-20th centuries Rietavas was a town of key innovations: the first electric bulb, telephone line, first electric powerhouse of Lithuania. Nonetheless, after two World Wars Rietavas manor had perished and the small town became no different from the others in Žemaitija (Samogitia).

While reconstructing the carriage house – the only remaining structure of the manor – we aimed to reclaim at least a part of the previous charm of Rietavas.
The key concept was to respect the hictorical volume while creating astonishing interiors filled with natural lighting and a rational capacious layout.
Modern elements were also incorporated – doors, windows and structural details. However, these are strictly outlined as new and clearly distincted from the old masonry, so that every observer would tell what is new and what is historical.
The building contains two multifunctional halls, a library and administrative functions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconstruction of Rietavas manor coach-house



location_Rietavas
size_1800 m2
year_2009-2013
status_built
team_Lukas Rekevičius, Milda Rekevičienė, Alda Tilvikaitė
photographs_Norbert Tukaj

 

In the 19th-20th centuries Rietavas was a town of key innovations: the first electric bulb, telephone line, first electric powerhouse of Lithuania. Nonetheless, after two World Wars Rietavas manor had perished and the small town became no different from the others in Žemaitija (Samogitia).

While reconstructing the carriage house – the only remaining structure of the manor – we aimed to reclaim at least a part of the previous charm of Rietavas.
The key concept was to respect the hictorical volume while creating astonishing interiors filled with natural lighting and a rational capacious layout.
Modern elements were also incorporated – doors, windows and structural details. However, these are strictly outlined as new and clearly distincted from the old masonry, so that every observer would tell what is new and what is historical.
The building contains two multifunctional halls, a library and administrative functions.

 

 

 

 

 

 







































Reconstruction of Rietavas manor coach-house

location_Rietavas
size_1800 m2
year_2009-2013
status_built
team_Lukas Rekevičius, Milda Rekevičienė, Alda Tilvikaitė
photographs_Norbert Tukaj

 

In the 19th-20th centuries Rietavas was a town of key innovations: the first electric bulb, telephone line, first electric powerhouse of Lithuania. Nonetheless, after two World Wars Rietavas manor had perished and the small town became no different from the others in Žemaitija (Samogitia).

While reconstructing the carriage house – the only remaining structure of the manor – we aimed to reclaim at least a part of the previous charm of Rietavas.
The key concept was to respect the hictorical volume while creating astonishing interiors filled with natural lighting and a rational capacious layout.
Modern elements were also incorporated – doors, windows and structural details. However, these are strictly outlined as new and clearly distincted from the old masonry, so that every observer would tell what is new and what is historical.
The building contains two multifunctional halls, a library and administrative functions.