Officers club Ramovė
<p style="text-align: justify;">Lithuanian Armed Forces officers club „Ramovė“ ranks among the grandest and most luxury structures built during the interwar period in Kaunas. Located right next to the busiest traffic artery – Laisvės alėja – the imposing design is penetrated by nationalistic symbolism and decorative folk motifs. Particularly impressive are the interior decorations of the Presidential Chamber and of Vytautas the Great compartment. Not only are they decorated with traditional building materials, such as oak, but they also house a unique set of hand-crafted furniture. Although the stylistic eclecticism of the Presidential Chamber furnishing received some criticism from the contemporary commentators, these designs nowadays stand out as particularly original examples of Lithuanian furniture. Worth noting also are the technological innovations incorporated in the building; a whole structure is equipped with the most progressive ventilation, lighting and communication systems manufactured by such high-profile companies as AEG and Philips.</p>
<p><em>Kristina Rimkutė</em></p>
Adresas: Kauno m. sav., Kauno m., A. Mickevičiaus g. 19
Architektūros tipas: Professional
Metai: 1931
Laikotarpis: Interwar
Architektūros šakos: Architecture, Separate building, Culture/ Sport/ Leisure/ Other, Club, House of Culture
Medžiagos: Masonry (brick)
Nuotraukos: 71
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Lithuanian Armed Forces officers club „Ramovė“ ranks among the grandest and most luxury structures built during the interwar period in Kaunas. Located right next to the busiest traffic artery – Laisvės alėja – the imposing design is penetrated by nationalistic symbolism and decorative folk motifs. Particularly impressive are the interior decorations of the Presidential Chamber and of Vytautas the Great compartment. Not only are they decorated with traditional building materials, such as oak, but they also house a unique set of hand-crafted furniture. Although the stylistic eclecticism of the Presidential Chamber furnishing received some criticism from the contemporary commentators, these designs nowadays stand out as particularly original examples of Lithuanian furniture. Worth noting also are the technological innovations incorporated in the building; a whole structure is equipped with the most progressive ventilation, lighting and communication systems manufactured by such high-profile companies as AEG and Philips.

Kristina Rimkutė

Main facade. 2013, P. T. Laurinaitis photo
Main doors. 2008, V. Petrulis photo
Sculpture "Epic heroes" by Bronius Pundzius. 2008, V. Petrulis photo
Concept project. From Lithuanian central state archive
Competition entry by August Volberg. From Vilnius county archives
Competition entry by August Volberg. From Vilnius county archives
Ist floor plan. From Lithuanian central state archive
Main hall. 2013, P. T. Laurinaitis photo
Main hall. 2013, P. T. Laurinaitis photo
Fragment of ceiling. 2013, P. T. Laurinaitis photo
View from balcony. 2013, P. T. Laurinaitis photo
Wall lamps. 2013, P. T. Laurinaitis photo
Hall's window handle. 2013, V. Petrulis photo
Fragment of ceiling. 2013, V. Petrulis photo
Stairs to balcony. 2013, V. Petrulis photo
Stained-glass. 2013, V. Petrulis photo
Stained-glass. 2013, V. Petrulis photo
Orangery. 2013, P. T. Laurinaitis photo
Fragment of orangery. 2013, V. Petrulis photo
Fragment of orangery. 2013, V. Petrulis photo
Room of the President of Lithuania. 2013, P. T. Laurinaitis photo
Room of the President of Lithuania. 2013, P. T. Laurinaitis photo
Room of the President of Lithuania. 2013, P. T. Laurinaitis photo
Room of the President of Lithuania. Archive of KTU Institute of Architecture and Construction
Room of the President of Lithuania. Archive of KTU Institute of Architecture and Construction
G. Bagdonavičius sketch for President's room furniture. From Lithuanian central state archive
G. Bagdonavičius sketch for President's room furniture. From Lithuanian central state archive
G. Bagdonavičius sketch for President's room furniture. From Lithuanian central state archive
G. Bagdonavičius sketch for President's room furniture. From Lithuanian central state archive
G. Bagdonavičius sketch for President's room furniture. From Lithuanian central state archive
G. Bagdonavičius sketch for President's room furniture. From Lithuanian central state archive
G. Bagdonavičius sketch for President's room furniture. From Lithuanian central state archive
Competition entry for President's room. From Lithuanian central state archive
Competition entry for President's room. From Lithuanian central state archive
Competition entry for President's room. From Lithuanian central state archive
Competition entry for President's room. From Lithuanian central state archive
Competition entry for President's room. From Lithuanian central state archive
Competition entry for President's room. From Lithuanian central state archive
Competition entry for President's room. From Lithuanian central state archive
Competition entry for President's room. From Lithuanian central state archive
Competition entry for President's room. From Lithuanian central state archive
Competition entry for President's room. From Lithuanian central state archive
Competition entry for President's room. From Lithuanian central state archive
Competition entry for President's room. From Lithuanian central state archive
Room of the Grand Duke of Lithuania Vytautas. 2013, P. T. Laurinaitis photo.
Room of the Grand Duke of Lithuania Vytautas. 2013, V. Petrulis photo.
Room of the Grand Duke of Lithuania Vytautas. 2013, P. T. Laurinaitis photo.
Room of the Grand Duke of Lithuania Vytautas. 2013, V. Petrulis photo.
Fragment of wall in Vytautas room. 2013, V. Petrulis photo.
Vytautas room in soviet period. Archive of KTU Institute of Architecture and Construction
Furniture in Vytautas room. 2013, V. Petrulis photo.
Chair in Vytautas room. 2013, V. Petrulis photo.
Floor in Vytautas hall. 2013, V. Petrulis photo.
Small hall. 2013, V. Petrulis photo
Small hall. Archive of KTU Institute of Architecture and Construction
Wall lamp. 2013, V. Petrulis photo
Lamp. 2013, V. Petrulis photo
Doors of Small hall. 2013, V. Petrulis photo
Fragment of doors. 2013, V. Petrulis photo
2nd. floor. 2013, V. Petrulis photo
Corridor. 2013, V. Petrulis photo
Furniture. 2013, V. Petrulis photo
Staircase. 2013, V. Petrulis photo
Lapm. 2013, V. Petrulis photo
Metalworks. 2013, V. Petrulis photo
Fragment of staircase. 2013, V. Petrulis photo
Fragment of staircase. 2013, V. Petrulis photo
Fragment of staircase. 2013, V. Petrulis photo
Fragment of staircase. 2013, V. Petrulis photo
Mirror. 2013, V. Petrulis photo
Doors. 2013, V. Petrulis photo