Architects: Avanto Architects
- Area : 370 m²
- Year : 2014
Photographs :kuvio.com / Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield
- Architects In Charge : Architects SAFA, Ville Hara, Anu Puustinen
- Student Collaborator : Felix Laitinen
- Interior Design : The client together with the architects
- Structural Design : Marko Kujala
- City : Vihti
- Country : Finland
Text description provided by the architects. Villa Lumi (lumi = snow) is bordered from three sides by streets. The incoherent suburban environment doesn't provide any interesting views or starting points for the architecture. This is why the building turns around a courtyard.
The noise of traffic is blocked with a glazed pool wing. Terrace courtyard, opening towards the evening sun from the west, is a place of several activities for the family living in the villa.
Inside the restricted palette of materials and colours, together with the high open living room, create a restful atmosphere. A special delicacy of the villa is the asymmetric cast-in-situ concrete stair in the entrance, highlighted with the roof window.
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