Atelier-House / Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen Architects

© Marko Huttunen

Architects: Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen Architects
Location: Espoo,
Site Area: 2,300 sqm
Project Area: 87 sqm
Project Year: 2004
Photographs: Marko Huttunen

floor plans

The atelier is situated on a beautiful shoreline plot in a densely built area dominated by low-rise housing. Already existing on the plot were a single-family house from the 1990s and an older shoreline sauna. Our task was to design an artist`s workspace, which could later be transformed into a residence.

© Marko Huttunen
© Marko Huttunen

The atelier is located at the north end of the plot, so that, together with the main house, it divides the plot into an entrance yard and a more private lower down by the shoreline. We emphasized the sculptural form of the building through the use of pared down materials. The exterior is covered on all sides, from the ground to the eaves, with heat-treated spruce battens.

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  • up_today_arch

    It is exactly what I like in architecture! Simplicity and impressive space inside…

  • JB

    Simple, elegant, wonderful piece – very well done!

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