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Lakeside House / NOW for Architecture and Urbanism

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

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  • Architects

    NOW for Architecture and Urbanism / Tuomas Toivonen
  • Location

    Finland, United States
  • Sketches

    Nene Tsuboi
  • Client

    Private
  • Area

    140.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. 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

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Cite: "Lakeside House / NOW for Architecture and Urbanism" 10 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/40459/lakeside-house-now-for-architecture-and-urbanism/> ISSN 0719-8884
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