Villa Lumi

©Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield

Villa Lumi

©Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield

Villa Lumi

©Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield

Villa Lumi

©Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield

Villa Lumi

©Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield

Villa Lumi

©Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield

Villa Lumi

©Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield

Villa Lumi

©Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield

Villa Lumi

©Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield

Villa Lumi

Villa Lumi

Villa Lumi

Villa Lumi

Location: Lemminkäisenkuja 1, Nummela, Finland

Client: private

Material: Concrete

Design date: 2006

Completion date: 2014

Story:

 

Project name:  Villa Lumi
Architect: Avanto Architects Ltd / Ville Hara and Anu Puustinen, architects SAFA
Assistants: Felix Laitinen, student of Architecture
Location: Lemminkäisenkuja 1, Nummela,  Finland
Design and construction: 2006-2014
Gross floor area: 370m2
Client: private
Interior design: the client together with the architects
Structural design: Marko Kujala, RI
HVAC design: Ekotek LVI-suunnittelu Oy/ Juhani Huttunen
Electrical design: InsinööritoimistoTechniplan Oy / Heikki Grundström
Photos: kuvio.com / Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield

 

Text by Architects:
Villa Lumi (lumi = snow) is bordered from three sides by streets. The incoherent suburban environment doesn't provide any interesting views or starting points for the architecture. This is why the building turns around a courtyard. The noise of traffic is blocked with a glazed pool wing. Terrace courtyard, opening towards the evening sun from the west, is a place of several activities for the family living in the villa.

Inside the restricted palette of materials and colours, together with the high open living room, create a restful atmosphere. A special delicacy of the villa is the asymmetric cast-in-situ concrete stair in the entrance, highlighted with the roof window.

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