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Residential Building of Sabaliauskai

Kaunas, Lithuania
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sabaliausku namas_Traku g 37 Kaunas

This small two-story residential building was built in 1938-1939. Its author is Pranas Markunas, one of the most famous Lithuanian engineers of the 20th century. He designed and built reinforced concrete structures for various buildings in Lithuania, also designed many bridges and quite a few buildings, like this one, standing at the corner of Traku and Sopranu streets. The building has a sleek and modern appearance, typical of 1930s architecture. Its plan is rectangular, the composition is irregular. Exterior features a horizontal articulation given by the wide horizontal window openings with narrow bands below them, a staircase opening divided by horizontal bands and a wide cornice. To give the building a more elegant appearance, some of its corners are rounded. The corner part of the building, which is located at the intersection of the streets is complemented by a bold, curved balcony, which emphasizes the dynamic appearance of the building. It is one of the most elegant looking buildings on this street.

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