Petras Mačiulis Residential House in Kaunas

Address: Kauno m. sav., Kauno m., Donelaičio g. 57

Petras Mačiulis house represents the style of the popular individual residential houses designed by V. Landsbergis-Žemkalnis in the late thirties. The building switches up architect’s favourite architectural expression elements – highlighted window edges and red brickwork used for decorating functional elements. The front face is divided by a niche running across the entire height of the building, whereas the highlighted edges create a harmonious composition with surrounding rows of windows. The modernist appearance of the building is contrasted slightly by a historical element – a decorative vase. Similar vases, which provide eclecticism to the visual expression of buildings, were used in J. Papečkis and T. Petkevičius residential houses in Žaliakalnis. Corner windows decorated with red brickwork highlight the recessed part of the facade which has the main entrance and the staircase.

Paulius Tautvydas Laurinaitis