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  6. 2016
  7. Stormvillan / Mer Arkkitehdit

Stormvillan / Mer Arkkitehdit

  • 02:00 - 29 May, 2017
Stormvillan / Mer Arkkitehdit
Stormvillan / Mer Arkkitehdit, © Marc Goodwin
© Marc Goodwin

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Hanko, Finland
  • Lead Architect

    Julia Hertell
  • Construction design

    Anders Westerlund
  • Area

    210.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Marc Goodwin
© Marc Goodwin

Text description provided by the architects. In the late 19th century, while Finland was still a Grand Duchy under Russia, Hanko was a popular spa resort for the Russian nobility. The endless meandering beaches are lined by leaning pine forests and grand wooden seaside villas.

© Marc Goodwin
© Marc Goodwin
Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan
© Marc Goodwin
© Marc Goodwin

Stormvillan is situated right at the heart of the historic villa district. The main floor opens out to three directions: The living room to a long view out to sea, the lounge west for sunsets across the dining terrace and the master bedroom takes in the junipers and wind blown pinetrees of the cliff it stands on. This form also maintains unobstructed views to the sea from the old Casino and the neighboring national romantic Parkvillan, designed by one of the most significant architects of the time, Theodor Höijer.

© Marc Goodwin
© Marc Goodwin

The ground floor cuts into the rock and the villa is entered on beach level. Visitors are guided through a narrow hallway with a glazed wall facing the revealed bedrock. At the very end of the ground floor is a room with two walls of bare bedrock, the wine cellar. A carpet clad staircase leads up to the main floor. Designed as a home for an elderly couple, the villa also has an elevator and fully accessible bathrooms. The main floor is about light, views and flowing space. It's angles are designed to fit the natural shape of the rock as well as the fantastic views out to the sea.

© Marc Goodwin
© Marc Goodwin

The villa is clad in spruce panel, painted with traditional linseed oil paint as are the surrounding 19th century villas. The roof of the ground floor level serves as a wooden terrace with a section of green roof. The zink roof blends into the coastal hues of the sky.

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© Marc Goodwin

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Cite: "Stormvillan / Mer Arkkitehdit" 29 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/872126/stormvillan-mer-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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