ADLER HALL, LATVIA
The master planning and landscape design for an estate in Jurmala, on the Gulf of Riga, Latvia, for a private client. The estate is set on dunes in pine forest on the site of an old hospital. The design is sensitive to the ecology of the site which is significant. The interventions are made with a light touch, with the addition from the client’s collection of modern and historic sculpture, located within the forest that forms part of the estate.
The construction of the new house and its landscape is lavish. The formal garden, courtyard, sculptural walls and sculpture garden are nearing completion. The opportunity to create a new form for the classic European estate comes from the modern interpretation of traditional techniques.
The summer beach house is closely associated with its garden, many of the themes and motifs used in the garden, feature in the house, reflecting many of the client’s interests. The road leading to the house is paved with black and white setts from Prague to a distinctive unique pattern. A sculptural oval wall set down in the surrounding dune forms the entrance courtyard to the house. The wall is constructed from Urals stone and render painted to our design and in keeping with local decorative traditions.
Architect: Syntax (Masterplanners, Architects and Interior Designers)