Based in the city of Kaliningrad — a Russian exclave nestled between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic coast — Line Design Studio is a firm that deals in furniture, architectural, and interior design. Over its short existence, LDS has developed something of a knack for penning small modern dwellings that put contemporary — and often angular — spins on traditional cabins and family homes. The Kaliningrad company’s latest project takes this MO and runs with it, resulting in LDS’s most unique and outside-the-box design to date.
Known as the “Pine House,” the small wedge-shaped structure features long metal-clad sides bookended by a window-laden front and back. Designed Sasha Moloko — one-fifth of the LDS team — the Pine House cleverly utilizes its limited space to achieve what feels like large open spaces inside of what is an objectively compact home — an element furthered by the massive ceiling height and enormous sloping window on the second story. The second floor also protrudes out further in back, providing overhead coverage for the outdoor porch that lines the back of the building. Thus far, the Pine House has only reached the conceptual phase, though there’s no reason this design couldn’t be brought to fruition in real life.