Residential House of Architect Stasys Kudokas

Address: Kauno m. sav., Kauno m., V. Mykolaičio-Putino g. 11

Villas made up quite a significant share of the most popular objects of early modernist style in Europe – both in modernist hubs led by Villa Savoya and in the periphery of Europe. In Lithuania the modernisation process of villas and private residential houses was far slower. The first modest signs of functionalism can be traced back to the end of twenties. A personal residential house designed by architect Stasys Kudokas was at the top of such examples. The design is characterised by a free arrangement of windows, a flat roof (somewhere around eighties it was replaced by a pitched one), and wide and level walls. However, the building is spiced up by eye-catching arches and a sculpture by Bronius Pundzius. Hence the composition synthesises two prevailing principles: functionality, as the practical principle and historically interpreted decor, as the aesthetic one.

Vaidas Petrulis