Agris Padēlis-Līns

Agris Padēlis-Līns

Agris Padēlis-Līns

Working with the space and plasticity of the environment, I always try to mould visual perception, use the surface finish expressively, and find the right tone. Volume, colour, and texture are the main instruments, while painting and sculpture serve as additional details to the interior.

I have created reputed interiors for public and private buildings in Liepāja, Riga, Valmiera, and other cities in Latvia. For me, interior is the drama of the space in an environment: this is the approach I have been using while working on interiors of salons, hotels, restaurants, and public buildings. I also like to create interiors for private residences as well.

My works have been nominated and have received professional awards. The best known interiors have appeared in the press more than once, among them the “Naudas Pasaule” (The World of Money) Museum of the Bank of Latvia, the Rigensis Bank, the “KinoBalle” cinema theatre, business centres “Māja” and “Kurzeme”, hotels such as the “Promenade”, the “Elephant” and the “Poriņš”, restaurants like “Dorian Gray”, “Piano”, “Olīve”, “Pastnieka Māja”, “Medus”, and “Rātes Vārti”.
I graduated from the Liepāja Secondary School of Applied Arts and studied architecture at the Riga Polytechnic Institute (currently named as the Riga Technical University). My entire life is closely linked with Liepāja, where at different times I worked as the city’s chief architect, designed the scene for the legendary “Liepājas Dzintars” Festival, and taught at the Liepāja Secondary School of Applied Arts.

Since 1986 I have been working as interior architect and designer. At present I am running an architect’s bureau in Riga.