Russian studio INT2 architecture has designed a small private house with a minimalist interior, located in Carnikava, about 30km (18.6mi) from Riga, Latvia. Called Interior ILL, the project consists of a 105-sqm (1,130-sqft) barn house and a 20-sqm (215-sqft) detached garage.
A separate position of the buildings (house and garage) on the site is due to the fact that they were erected on the previously existing foundations. The buildings are connected by a terrace.
The house is functionally divided into two parts: the main and guest areas. Connection between the zones is carried out through an indoor passage in the building, which visually connects the courtyard with the forest.
For external finishing and the terrace, Latvian granary board impregnated with a hydrophobic compound was used. The roof and facades of the house are finished with anthracite standing seam roof panels.
From the guest side of the house there is a small roof overhang and a mini-terrace for storing firewood for a wood stove in the living room. On the terrace from side of the main bedroom there is an outdoor shower.
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