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Lakeside House / NOW for Architecture and Urbanism

  • 01:00 - 10 November, 2009
Lakeside House / NOW for Architecture and Urbanism
Lakeside House / NOW for Architecture and Urbanism, © Maija Luutonen
© Maija Luutonen

© Maija Luutonen © Maija Luutonen © Maija Luutonen © Maija Luutonen +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Saimaa lake, Finland
  • Architects

    NOW for Architecture and Urbanism / Tuomas Toivonen
  • Sketches

    Nene Tsuboi
  • Client

    Private
  • Area

    140.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. The site is in Saimaa, the Finnish lake district. A rocky west-facing slope, growing pine, juniper, moss, lichen and blueberries, descends to the vast lake. The house is designed as a place to meet and spend time together for a multigenerational family. The plan investigates how architecture can be actively used by the inhabitants to moderate between a collective experience and individual privacy.

© Maija Luutonen
© Maija Luutonen

All specific, functional spaces are compact, and gathered around a large living room that opens to the magnificent lake view. The sleeping alcoves and bedroom are intimate spaces that can be closed or opened to the common central space with simple revolving and sliding walls. The building’s interiors are white, leaving room for the changing light and colours of the day, seasons and landscape.

© Maija Luutonen
© Maija Luutonen
Cite: "Lakeside House / NOW for Architecture and Urbanism" 10 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/40459/lakeside-house-now-for-architecture-and-urbanism/>
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23 Comments

mike eliason · January 13, 2012

@jesse_th OMA utilizing a giraffe in their paris villa: http://t.co/MTdPs6YB best scale figure ever is this bear: tho http://t.co/360Twh1i

thomas brown · November 11, 2011

This is the most ridiculous photo I&#39ve ever seen on @ArchDaily // http://t.co/0SajJ4sV (& yes I&#39m including the bear http://t.co/dnRnNjVS)

Paula Montes · July 10, 2010

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Paula Montes · July 05, 2010

Lakeside House http://bit.ly/b5F7vF ... People got to love the bear seatting on the chair! jaja

Paula Montes · July 05, 2010

Lakeside House http://bit.ly/b5F7vF ... People got to love the bear seat on the chair! jaja

Katsudon · November 16, 2009

Where damn goes the stairs behind the kitchen?? I try to understand this plan but feel quite unclear with this stair...

three zed · November 12, 2009

i love this bear stunt..... :)
turner prize, anyone?
http://entertainment.timesonli...

guy · November 12, 2009

nice house. someone an REM fan?

BigV · November 11, 2009

Great piece of A!

Andrew Geber · November 11, 2009

lol @ bear, great house

ppto · November 11, 2009

I BELIEVE THAT THE BEAR HAS GIVEN THE JUST POINT ...... THAT BETTER ANFITRTION THE HOUSE TO SHOW YOU ....... IN END ...... THE PROJECT IS ...... AMAZING and CLEAN

Sun Sheng · November 11, 2009

guys,have you noticed the principle of the stairs entrance?connecting the outdoor and indoor space.that's wonderful

dacoup · November 11, 2009

Where is Goldylocks ?

antti · November 11, 2009

love the house, hate the bear.

laar · November 11, 2009

make sure the bear doesn't eat people. well done!

alucidwake · November 11, 2009

bkk-3 already did the bear... much more creatively in their original use as well (see miss sargfabrik). nice project though

Pedro · November 11, 2009

An interesting scheme and a clean aproach...Just don't get why the bedroom doesn't connect directly with the bathroom...it's right there!
Congrats

christopher · November 11, 2009

if feels great to have a laugh WITH a project, rather than at it. great job!

gn · November 11, 2009

this is great!!

st barth · November 11, 2009

ha ha a bear!

now that i've stopped laughing...i still prefer the pretty girl in the spanish housing complex from a few weeks back.

but damn, yeah, a bear.

Dustin · November 10, 2009

The bear rocks!

Scott · November 10, 2009

That bed looks too hard...

daily spread · November 10, 2009

great design, clear sketch, cool bear - love it!

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