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Kuressaare Beach House / Asum Arhitektid

  • 01:00 - 4 September, 2010
Kuressaare Beach House / Asum Arhitektid
Kuressaare Beach House / Asum Arhitektid, © Asum Arhitektid
© Asum Arhitektid

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Kuressaare, Saaremaa, Estonia
  • Architects

    Hannes Koppel / Asum Arhitektid
  • Structural Engineering

    Tõnu Peipman / IB Printsiip
  • Client

    Kuressaare Town Government
  • Contractor

    AS Kuressaare Ehitus
  • Area

    150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. This is the fourth beach house in the last 170 years of Kuressaare resort. The building situated between the gulf and one of the best remained fortresses in the region – Kuressaare Castle demanded architectural solution that keeps clear the views to the surrounding. Choosing the method of construction concrete was the best way to give the building its postcard like memorable shape, durability and resistance to stormy autumn weather. There are three functional units of space under the concrete roof accommodating life guard, youth activity center and a beach bar as well as toilets and shower rooms. As the sea level rises usually once in a decade the house structure is single shelled covered with diagonally bent steel cladding and timber. The concrete structure can be seen separately, so the next 170 years architects could modify the three boxes or anything else under the roof but the roof itself hopefully stays.

© Asum Arhitektid
© Asum Arhitektid

The concrete structure consists of the roofplate, four posts and floorslabs connected with the posts supporting the boxes. As the construction site is mostly artificial the solid surface- a limestone plateau was 2m under the floor level – the posts are placed directly on the limestone plateau and the floorslabs between the posts are pictorially sligthly off the ground. The building is in an urban area, in a public beach, but there are no ohther buildings in a 250m radius. Kuressaare has much to offer for those interested in architecture – historical and modern. During the last decade lots of new buildings, spa hotels and residences are made by the well known architects in Estonia.

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John Smith · June 18, 2011

Louis Kahn was born in that city.

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Alison Furuto · September 14, 2010

This house is very well designed for its climate. The roof is a very elegant display of shade and it seems as though water retention is utililized, but I am not sure. The choice of concrete for its durability in the autumn stormy weather was the right thing to do.

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up_today_arch · September 05, 2010

Nice house, but looks like 70-th architecture...

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