Curated by María Francisca González
CABINS & LODGES, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE • LATVIA
Architects : Open AD
Year : 2020
Photographs : Alvis Rozenbergs
Manufacturers : AutoDesk, Ikea, Laufen, AB Virtuves, In Umbra, LaLampa
Design Team : Zane Tetere – Sulce, Dace Bula, Zane Legzdina, Beatrise Dzerve, Alvis Petrovskis, Eva Heidingere – Jukama
Landscape : Girts Runis
Collaborators : Valdis Stepanovics
Clients : Ziedlejas
Country : Latvia
Textual content description offered by the architects. Ziedlejas is a wellness resort or ‘Latvian nature spa’ in Krimulda parish, Latvia made for a gradual, immersive break free from the crowds. The house owners aspire to maintain the custom alive whereas adapting it to satisfy fashionable wants. So, for instance, the saunas are basically true to customized but aesthetically and ergonomically enhanced. The choice of supplies – linen, wooden, steel – is guided by nature and native heritage.
In 2020, three corten metal and glass cabins opened for friends to remain the night time with nature in lieu of a TV display screen. The cabins with absolutely glazed fronts are inherently adaptable and intentionally minimalist to encourage being conscious of the pure environment. Impressed by the tiny dwelling motion and Japanese tradition, Open AD designed customized furnishings such because the foldaway double mattress and pop-up tea desk. Additional sleeping area is obtainable on the mezzanine stage. Every cabin has its personal rest room tucked into the secluded part. Apart from the cabins, the terraced herb backyard is a supply of components for tea blends and sauna ritual equipment.
Ziedlejas has been a piece in progress from day one, however each new addition matches like a puzzle piece to finish the story. The collaboration between the house owners, architecture and design crew, panorama architect, and craftsmen concerned has been key to the venture’s success. Future plans embrace a 3rd sauna building, occasions area, and reception space.
As journey picks up once more with time, Ziedlejas will cater to the wants of the conscious, socially accountable, and environmentally conscious traveller. For now, it has develop into a blessing for Latvia’s personal city dwellers searching for respite from shopper tradition.