Č. Pacevičius Villa

Address: Kauno m. sav., Kauno m., Vydūno al. 59

Ascetic, rectangular villa was one of the most interesting and modern structures of its kind in Kaunas to survive the interwar period. As can be seen in the photo, dark, yet narrow ledge and slightly thicker window edges enhance the aesthetic and emotional effect of clear and simple geometric shapes. Details should also be given their fair share: division of windows (which, by the way, provides local uniqueness to the building, as modernism is traditionally associated with wide showcase-type of windows), front door design. Probably the most important architectural highlight of the villa is the main entrance, with its curved walls, decorated by ceramic tiles, creating a typical interwar modernist atmosphere. An interesting fact is that a nearby research laboratory building designed by V. Landsbergis-Žemkalnis is also decorated by ceramic tiles even though such method of decor can more often be seen in Klaipėda architecture rather than Kaunas. Soon after the construction was completed in 1937, Kaunas City Council awarded the building as the residential house of the year.

Vaidas Petrulis