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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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Villa Ryysyranta is a private villa design to the Hailuoto island situated in the Bothnian Bay opposite the city of Oulu amidst unique and fragile beach landscape consisting of sand, lichen and rocks.
The villa has a responsible relationship with the surrounding nature as it’s designed to subtly fit into the island’s unique beach landscape with the beach vegetation to remain mainly untouched. Architecturally, the villa is a contemporary continuation of the island’s traditional building heritage – that of the hoary small-scale fisher village cottages.
The sparsely placed building masses create a small-scale appearance and therefore the structure won’t overshadow the surrounding nature. As all of our projects, the villa is designed with the terrain of the plot in mind with high-quality, contemporary solutions.
The outdoor areas play a remarkable role as the large openings of the structure invite the scenery inside. The glazed terraces prolong the enjoyment of the outdoors on windy autumn weather. The island’s extreme weather conditions were taken into account in every aspect – even the layout of the building masses form beneficial, sheltered microclimates.
The facades consist of untreated larch – also in the upper roof, with the indoors utilizing oil-treated larch through-out. The untreated larch turns grey over time – thus rooting the structure firmly with its surroundings.
The villa was one of our entries to Architecture of Necessity, an international triennial architectural competition for sustainable community building and is featured in the WOOD 2016 exhibition, one of Northern Europe’s largest exhibitions about wood and sustainability from May 15th to December 4th – both by Virserum Art Museum in Sweden. Also by Archeus, both Tervahovi Silo projects were chosen as presented projects. A book featuring the chosen projects is to be released later this year.
>Virserum Art Museum
Need a tip where to head on your holidays? Here’s one:
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.