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Philosopher’s house is a monument of the traditional wooden architecture of Ķīpsala – a small wooden building with an impressive smoke stack in the centre. The house is meant to serve for short time stay and as a meeting place for creative people and thinkers. The house was consecrated with a philosophers’ dispute with the participation of philosopher Aleksander Pjatigorsky. Such personalities as Alvis Hermanis, Vita Matīsa, Dace Rukšāne, Otar Iosseliani, Artis Svece have stayed and worked in the house. More…

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Renovation of a wooden house

Riga, Ķīpsala, Balasta dambis 68a
Architects: Zaiga Gaile, Liene Griezīte, Ģirts Kalinkevičs, Ingmārs Atavs

Client: Māris Gailis

Project: 2002 – 2003

Construction: 2002 – 2003

Construction company: „Tradima” Ltd.

Construction site: 72,0 sq.m.

Total space of the house: 53,7 sq.m.