Tuesday, May 1, 2012

IN THE MIDDLE OF RUINS...

This absolutely stunning house called HOUSE OF RUINS has been designed by Latvian architects NRJA NO RULES, JUST ARCHITECTURE ). It is is located in Latvia on the coast of the Baltic Sea. 

Invitation To Inspiration loves the idea of CONTRASTS! 
  • wind from the sea is opposed to the warmth of the family
  • perfection of glass is set against rough surface of the old stone
Who wouldn't want to live in the house which provides modern life comfort and quietness of the nature which we love and need so much. Especially if we know that our new modern house is build inside the 19th century ruins of traditional Latvian barn. As you may have noticed by now, Invitation To Inspiration loves when architecture finds dialogue between old stone architecture and modern structures. And another thing- what we love about this house is the feel of mystery and an amazing cultural and historical background it possesses.






We are always inspired by interesting textures and material combinations! 
 


 We love how the ruins make it a private estate, yet the glass house makes the whole living space open and airy.








THE HOUSE OF RUINS by NRJA won 
  • the Grand Prix at the Latvian Architecture Prize Ceremony (2005) 
  • the Best Technology Award by the Interior Digest Magazine (outstanding implementation of a project using contemporary construction, constructive and electronic technologies, 2006) 
  • was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award (2007).

30 comments:

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    1. Izumi, yes, it would be nice to live there...:-))seems like a wonderful place ... :-))
      xoxo

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  2. ohh amazing place dear!!
    thanks for your comment and foow you on google friends connect!!
    xoxo=)

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    1. La Petite Blonde, thank you for leaving a comment with us, we`re following you back!

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    1. Thanks for your comment, likin` your blog :)

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  4. Great post! You have interesting blog, too. Wanna follow each other?
    kisses,

    http://www.keepitstylishandsexy.blogspot.com

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    1. of course K.I.S.S...we are now following you!
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  5. Such an interesting idea, really liked it :)

    Lau

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    1. Hi Lau!!! we like it too... p.s- thank you for leaving a comment :-))
      xoxo

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  6. What an amazing house - love all these rough stones and then the delicate glass building behind.
    Caroline x

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    1. Hi Caroline!!! Yes, THE DELICATE GLASS BUILDING INSIDE THE ROUGH STONE WALLS- is the perfect way to describe it!!!:-))the whole idea of contrasts is quite wonderful :-))

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  7. Nice blog!!!!!!

    http://sweetcherryblogger.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. Irene,thank you for visiting our blog, we`re gonna check your out, as well :)

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  8. Honestly, this is fabulous

    http://artichoke--heart.blogspot.com.au/
    x

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    1. Yes. Indeed it is...
      Artichoke heart, thank you for leaving a comment!!! :-))
      xoxo

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  9. Great photos ! Love this house
    Xxo

    http://freedame-fashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Apolline, yes, it's quite amazing!!! :-))
      thank you for stopping by our blog!!! :-))
      xoxo

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  10. nice blog,i will follow you!thank you also for visiting my blog :)

    sophie xx

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  11. a super nice blog ;) , i follow you since now :) visit my blog and follow me too if you want.
    regards

    www.inspiredintheworld.blogspot.com

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    1. Aldara, thank you very very much!!! Your lovely compliment means the world to us!!! :-))
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  12. Wow! What an amazing project! So interesting and inspiring. Amazing find, thanks for sharing!

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    1. You`re welcome, Anna. We are glad to share projects like this one.
      Thank you for visiting our blog and leaving a comment with us :)

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  13. Hi just came across your blog, I love your architecture post, beautiful images, the colours, textures - amazing. I'm a make up artist and have just gotten back to blogging if you get a chance to check it out, its a mix of all things that inspire me.

    http://nickifanningsblog.blogspot.com/

    I've just joined yours maybe we can follow each other.
    Greetings from Dublin xnicki

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    1. Dear Nicki!!! Thank you so much for your beautiful comments, THEY REALLY MEAN A LOT TO US!!! <3 Definitely following your blog from now on...:-))
      xoxo

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  14. This is unreal—I wish that I could have seen this myself—but thanks for sharing these images with us :)

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    1. Sarah, same here, but at least we can all enjoy these amazing photos :)

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