DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
Neoklasika : We wanted to create aesthetical and metaphorical parallels with the building and the surrounding seaside nature. Being enclosed by pine forest, the glass facade lets the nature enter through the wide and tall windows. The elegant proportions, nuanced colour palette and natural materials we used for the interior give the gallery-like space a timeless touch. The wooden wall panels and metallic structural beams in the lobby draw visual parallels to the tree trunks in the nearby forest. The mirror and glass reflections resemble the ever-changing water surface. The light stone flooring brings the feeling of the seaside into the interior.
We also wanted to balance architecture and design of the common and private areas with human scale. Principles of biophilia, diversity of natural materials and bespoke design was in creating the genius loci of the building.
DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
Neoklasika : One of the main focus points of the design was using a range of timeless natural materials that would be key players in the long-run. We wanted to showcase the characteristics of all these luxurious textures and the synergy between them.
DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
Neoklasika : Neoklasika was invited to create interior for a development of four luxury town houses with a common lobby and gallery hallways.
DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
Neoklasika : The project scope included full interior projects for the common areas and four townhouses including design renders. The detailed visualization allows the client and the potential future owners to connect with the concept and design details.
DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
Neoklasika : The property is located just two hundred meters from the sandy beach of the Gulf of Riga. Primarily focusing on the lifestyle that seaside living represents, the interior highlights the aesthetics and taste of being on a yacht. The future owner of the property can truly live the marine lifestyle throughout the time at the sea and at home due to the coherent design language and link with the surroundings.
DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
Neoklasika : One of the most essential parts of the design was a meticulous approach to material selection to establish clear visual parallels with the landscape of the Baltic Sea and yachting lifestyle.
DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
Neoklasika : We were very lucky to have our design nominated for this prestigious award