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Project of the Week

Lapsas Ala by Studio Caché

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  • Design House: Studio Caché
  • Project Name: Lapsas Ala
  • Location: Gulf of Riga, Latvia
  • Area: 6,000 m²

Studio Caché was tasked with creating a calm, sustainable family hideaway. The result? A Baltic retreat perfect for generations to gather throughout the year.

Take a quick tour of this project below.

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“The impeccable design of [Lapsas Ala] is entirely inspired by its Baltic surroundings,” said Studio Caché. “The studio strived to create something that worked in harmony with nature, and that didn’t dominate the landscape. The soft and light interiors act as an extension of the woodland outside and each piece of furniture or art, carefully curated from Nepal to London, reflects this.”

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The landscape wasn’t the only innate characteristic of the area that Studio Caché used as inspiration; they also took multiple queues from the traditional architecture of the area, including “large windows of the main facade and [the] relatively steep roof pitch. The main features of the 280 sqm space are a double height ceiling with [a] glass façade, and a custom designed sweeping staircase,” said Studio Caché.

“The unique location of the property [is] surrounded by woodland, but also just a short walk away from the sea. As such, the studio was also inspired by the sand dunes and dramatic backdrop of the Baltic.”

“Almost all tiled surfaces are laid with natural stone tiles including marble, slate or travertine, and most of them have rough surfaces, echoing the rustic, natural surroundings. The studio also applied decorative plaster walls in certain rooms [adding] to the sense that house has been lived in.”

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Almost all tiled surfaces are laid with natural stone tiles including marble, slate or travertine, and most of them have rough surfaces, echoing the rustic, natural surroundings.

With empathy and magnetism to sustainable design, Studio Caché sourced antique furniture and eco building materials across the project with a focus on heritage and storytelling.

“The juxtaposition of these antiques with state of the art equipment, modern design lighting and a Scandinavian calm aesthetic make the project truly unique, and in keeping with the Studio Caché vision.”

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