Located in the thick of the forest near Vilnius, a duo of newly built single family houses reside. The adjacent plots were designed at the same time and use similar styles of architectural expression.
For one of the properties, alongside floor to ceiling windows and doors, cladding covers the entire exterior, however, two contrasting materials have been used. The front of the home is covered in rough ceramic bricks, each coloured dark brown. With textured edges and surface and vertical installation, the façade creates the appearance of tree bark. For the back of the building, natural Accoya wood cladding was chosen, also installed vertically in very narrow battens. Accoya was also used for the garden decking and walled garden snug creating comfort and warmth.
The clients themselves requested to use Accoya wood, but the architect, Architektūros linija chose the style and finish of the cladding. Accoya is ideal for cladding in this environment because the quality material is warrantied to last, even in the harsh conditions of extreme cold in winter and heat in summer.
The natural surrounding environment heavily influenced the design and material choices. All of the cladding and decking was installed by local Accoya sub-distributor, Argilla. The Accoya wood was finished with ferrous sulphate to give the impression that weathering had already begun by turning the wood grey.