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Wood building


In Riga the wooden architecture continued developing almost until World War II. Growth in construction of wooden buildings took place at the second part of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century when Eclecticism and Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) prevailed.

Details in dimensions and facades were typical for this time and are found around the regularly arranged windows, in gables and cornices.
Frequently amazing staircase and apartment interiors have been preserved in the wooden buildings.

As time progressed, the wooden architecture of Riga accumulated certain load of social and cultural environment – up till now more prosperous people have tried to avoid of wooden buildings. However, lately, there has been a rise of fans of wooden architecture in Riga, who are trying to restore the ancient and most beautiful buildings.

In wooden house like in other kind of  building, is feasible both to build in spacious bathroom, to construct  garret, and to make heat insulation with modern materials.  Wooden house, in the center of Riga, can be excellent office with sun-lounge and parking place in backyard. In wooden house is possible to create most cosily cafes, replan to two storey spacious apartaments and restore real wooden interiors.
In wooden houses is more easily to breathe and to sleep.

Used literature for information prepare:
www.riga.lv , Article „ Architecture of Wooden Buildings”

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