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  7. Kotisaarenkatu Housing / Playa Arkkitehdit

Kotisaarenkatu Housing / Playa Arkkitehdit

  • 01:00 - 24 February, 2015
Kotisaarenkatu Housing / Playa Arkkitehdit
Kotisaarenkatu Housing / Playa Arkkitehdit, © Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

© Tuomas Uusheimo Courtesy of Playa Architects © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kotisaarenkatu 7, 00550 Helsinki, Finland
  • Architect in Charge

    Veikko Ojanlatva, Tuukka Vuori, Sirpa Pyyhtiä
  • Design Team

    Marja Lapinleimu, Tuomas Raikamo, Jukka Kangasniemi, Mari Haavisto, Ulla Seppä, Jukka Sulonen
  • Scale Model

    Daniel Lütolf
  • Area

    5190.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

  • Structural design

    Finnmap Consulting Oy
  • HVAC

    Optiplan Oy
  • Electrical

    Optiplan Oy
  • Main Contractors

    Lemminkäinen Talo Oy
  • Electrical Contractors

    VIP-Sähkö Oy
  • Air Contractors

    Sarjametalli Oy
  • Plumbing

    Lemminkäinen Talo Oy
  • Suppliers Bricks

    Wienerberger
  • Client

    Asuntosäätiö
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

Text description provided by the architects. Project comprises three villa-like apartment buildings in Toukoranta, Helsinki. The project is part of the subsidized HITAS-program organized by the city of Helsinki.

© Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo
Section
Section
© Tarja Nurmi
© Tarja Nurmi

The buildings are characterized by the wood paneled balcony zones along the street and courtyard facades. Triangular extra storage space has been integrated into the balcony walls. The resulting portal shape maximizes natural light in the apartments.

© Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

Entrances are from semi-public courtyards that are slightly elevated from the street-level. Communal saunas and terraces are on the top floor and offer unobstructed views to the sea.

© Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

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Cite: "Kotisaarenkatu Housing / Playa Arkkitehdit" 24 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/599710/kotisaarenkatu-housing-playa-arkkitehdit/> ISSN 0719-8884