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Levi ’n’ Sky is a 300m2 rental luxury kelo wood villa in Utsuvaara, Levi in Finnish Lapland designed by Archeus. The villa is situated amidst breath-taking Lapland sceneries in close vicinity to the activity areas of the neighbourhood.
The traditional kelo wood is paired with contemporary architecture making for an intriguing combination. Beside the kelo wood, the large stone surfaces and other materials reflect the rugged nature of Lapland but with stillness and comfort.
The large window openings provide near seamless vistas and highly enhance the living experience by bringing the seasons indoors. As pictured, the vistas from the dining area are simply astonishing.
The villa is situated on a slope 360 meters above sea level and is divided into three storeys for varying functions with a total of six bedrooms. The materials used suite the Lappish landscape – thus rooting the structure firmly with its surroundings.
Paired with the open layout, the highly varying light conditions create intriguing ambiances.
The year seems to begin with silo apartments in the limelight as another loft apartment of the Co-op Oulun Tervahovin Siilot building by Archeus has emerged in a Finnish interior design magazine – this time in Deko magazine. The article is a comprehensive look into the interior design solutions in its six spread length.
The residents took upon the 120,5 m2 loft apartment as the raw surface solution offered to early customers and used an interior designer of their own choice. The result is a distinctive whole with the characteristic concrete surfaces of the building highly present in the design. The living and kitchen areas and one of the bedrooms are on the first floor, with two bedrooms and the bigger bath with a sauna situated on the loft storey.
The living area has the characteristic height of five meters of the building’s two first loft apartment storeys in full use. Beside the architect and principal design of the building itself, Archeus handled the lighting design of the apartment in question.
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Archeus’ Kate Hulkkonen and her family’s apartment at Co-op Oulun Tervahovin Siilot is featured in the latest issue of Koti ja Keittiö, a Finnish interior design magazine. The six spread article focuses on the interior design and the uniqueness of the apartment within the silo building designed by Archeus in Toppilansalmi, Oulu.
The apartment is situated on the southern corner of the building on the ground floor with views to the Toppilansalmi strait and the Möljänsilta Bridge. The living and kitchen areas are on the ground floor with two bedrooms and a bath with a sauna situated on the loft storey. The balcony areas bordered with the round silo structures surround the entire apartment – a trait characteristic for the building. The living room utilizes the full height of the space soaring up to five meters. The floor to ceiling windows provide great vistas and let light deep into the apartment.
Incidentally, Kate got to design many of the architectural solutions as well and her handprint is strongly uniform with the rough industrial look meets the modern vision introduced by Pave Mikkonen – the leading idea behind the attraction of the building itself.
Kate kept a blog, Kulmuri (“corner flat”), during the building process which can be found here.
Do have a look at our project page of Co-op Oulun Tervahovin Siilot as well.