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Villa Krona / Helin & Co Architects

  • 01:00 - 14 October, 2014
Villa Krona / Helin & Co Architects
Villa Krona / Helin & Co Architects, © Pekka Helin
© Pekka Helin

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© Pekka Helin
© Pekka Helin

Text description provided by the architects. A small remote island in the Gullkrona Archipelago offers a panorama of changing seasons in the northern Baltic: late sunsets fill open skies and early sunrises dramatise rocky islands. In spring, constant birdsong greets the end of severe winter.

© Pekka Helin
© Pekka Helin

Warm calm midsummer days are filled with scents of pine and juniper. Autumn storms drive huge waves over the rocks to freeze gradually, generating abstract formations of drifting ice. Finally, all is covered with snow. The villa is built to experience all this and counteract periods of urban hard work.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The geometry of the building relates to the forms of the granite bedrock with its varied colours and glaciated grooves. Larch, which naturally weathers silvery grey, clads the exterior, while sedum changes from green to brown on the roof during the summer.

© Pekka Helin
© Pekka Helin

Exposed fans of laminated beams and columns form the structure. Inside, cladding is warm pine with paler ash flooring, making a welcoming cave in the wilderness.

© Pekka Helin
© Pekka Helin

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Cite: "Villa Krona / Helin & Co Architects" 14 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/556299/villa-krona-helin-and-co-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884

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