2020 October 6
šveicarijos pasiuntinybės namas ikonelė

Residential house and the Consulate of the Swiss Confederation

Today, a sign hangs on the house standing on K. Donelaičio Street, marked with the number 45. It marks the place of the Consulate of the Swiss Confederation. It was working here from 1938 to 1940.
2020 August 18
Valtienės vilos ikonėlė

Villa of Valčiai family

Two adjacent summer houses in Kačerginė belonged to sisters Pranciška Ona Skomskienė and Zofija Valtienė. Both of them were designed and built by their brother Juozas Paulauskas. The summer houses designed by the same person also had individual features. The villa of Zofia and her husband Jonas, a lawyer, had a wooden tower typical of the resort architecture, which stands out and protrudes in the crowns of trees to this day.
2020 August 3
kauno audiniai_ikonele

Textile factory “Kauno audiniai”

Textile factories have become significant places of modernization and architectural innovations both in Europe and in Lithuania since the Industrial Revolution. The largest textile factories in Lithuania began to sprout in the second half of the 1930s, mainly in Kaunas and Klaipeda. It was the golden age of the textile industry in Lithuania.
2020 June 30
lietukio ikonele 3

Former office building of the “Lietūkis” company

Apparently, the office of one of the largest cooperatives in Lithuania, which had a very significant impact on the economy of independent Lithuania, seems a bit modest. Especially when comparing it with the offices of "Pažanga" or "Pienocentras" companies in Laisvės Avenue. However, the "palace" of the company was considered to be a real decoration of Vytautas Avenue.
2020 June 24
kino teatras odeon

Movie theater “Odeon”

This was the first building built especially for a movie theatre in Kaunas. Although cinema in Kaunas was not new before, from 1907 to 1926 it was not shown in buildings built specifically for cinemas, but only in buildings adapted to them, usually in various halls.
2020 May 31
IX forto memorialinio komplekso muziejus ikonėlė

Kaunas Ninth Fort Museum

The architecture of the memorial museum building symbolizes a land shattered by the pain of tens of thousands of people killed. Inside the building, the most characteristic features of brutalism architecture are clearly recognizable – huge rough reinforced concrete surfaces with casting pattern, instead of unnecessary decor – concrete, glass, metal construction.
2020 May 31
IX forto monumentas ikonele

The monument to the victims of the IXth Fort

The memorial complex of the IXth Fort was opened in 1984. A monument, which is a part of the memorial complex, became probably the largest and most famous monument in Lithuania. The brutalist-style concrete three-part sculptural composition symbolizes the confrontation with evil, the rise to struggle, and the resistance.
2020 May 12
augustausko namo ikonele

House of officer Vytautas Augustauskas

After moving to Kulautuva, the new director of the summer resort V. Augustauskas built a residential house, where he not only lived but also worked – the resort directorate was also located here. Today, this building houses the community center of Kulautyva.
2020 April 28

Office of the “Ateitininkai” organization

"Ateitininkai" is a Catholic youth organization that, in addition to social and educational activities, took care of the material support of its members, including students, and tried to create conditions for poor young people to study. In 1928 the building, which opened its doors, became the organization’s refuge, its economic and cultural center.