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Buildner is pleased to announce the results of its Painter’s Lake House International Competition in which participants were tasked with designing a painter’s residence on the beautiful shores of the Cernostes Lake, in one of Europe’s greenest countries, Latvia.
First prize winners Shilan Yu, Guisong Zhang and Moye Guo from Germany submitted a project entitled Trio for Duo, which consists of three parts responding to the site’s natural elements - the lake, the field and the country road. A completely new structure was proposed, constructed in local timber with a void between a double roof structure as a space for the site’s bats to inhabit.
Second prize winner Cristina Popescu from Romania submitted ‘Picturesque’, a poetic project which sought to be a contemporary solution designed in alignment with Baltic vernacular building practices. Third prize winners Kaan Oncuoglu, Ekin Guzer, Sevin Erkenek and Orcun Cinar from Turkey proposed a thatched-roofed timber building organized in a U-shaped arrangement to emphasize a courtyard approach that is warm and welcoming.
Visit architecturecompetitions.com/painterslakehouse/ to see the full jury comments as well as high resolution images of all our winning design projects including the Client Favorite Award, Buildner Student and Sustainability Awards.
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Buildner Student and Sistainability Award