Villa Paasila
on Wednesday 170816

Villa Paasila is a two-piece villa situated amidst the picturesque Päijänne Lakeland nature in a 19th century villa courtyard at Padasjoki, Finland. To supplement a 1930’s guest house, a whole new contemporary villa extension was made and joined with an old existing storehouse. The storehouse was fully refurbished to match with the extension.

To join the two for years to come, the idiom of the contemporary extension retells that of the old storehouse and the masses are similar in scale. The extension’s façade consists of tar-coated shingles and light planking with thoroughly designed details honouring the carpentry tradition of the site.

The white niche of the villa draws in sunlight into the structure and terrace.

A glass-walled corridor joins the building masses.

The light colour scheme of the terrace continues within the extension’s interior maximizing the amount of natural light.

The white fixtures cleverly hide the functions of the kitchenette. Also, furthermost on the right is an embedded entrance to the bathroom. Above the kitchenette and bathroom is a sleeping loft with a dark glass wall isolating the loft from the living area.

The placing of the terrace aims to maximize the amount of sunlight through-out the day.

Section of the villa shows the connection of the buildings.

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WOOD 2016/TRÄ 2016 exhibition
on Thursday 040816

Archeus’ projects Villa Ryysyranta and Co-op Oulun Tervahovin Siilot together with Co-op Oulun Tervahovin Vanhat Siilot were chosen to the WOOD 2016/TRÄ 2016 exhibition in Virserum Art Museum in Sweden.

The projects of the exhibition were chosen via a triennial, international architecture competition, Architecture of Necessity. The competition and exhibition aim to gather and present ideas and solutions for sustainable architecture.

The WOOD 2016/TRÄ 2016 exhibition is one of the largest exhibitions in Northern Europe in wood and sustainable architecture and is on display from May 5th to December 4th.

An exhibition catalogue, Välkommen till framtiden (“Welcome to the future”), has also been released.

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>Co-op Oulun Tervahovin Vanhat Siilot

Archeus’ Midsummer greetings!
on Thursday 230616

Finnish summer, short and sweet and it's here again. A big thank you goes to all our partners, clients and acquaintances – we wish you all a pleasant summertime!

As usual, the office and our web presence will have a quieter stretch for the upcoming weeks. Come August, we’ll be furiously working in full force with some amazing stuff, so stay tuned!

The photo in the header is of Villa Paasila, a villa amidst the picturesque Päijänne lakeland nature supplementing a 1930’s guest house courtyard. More info on the project will follow.

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