Location: Lemminkäisenkuja 1, Nummela, Finland
Architect: Avanto Architects Ltd , Avanto Architects Ltd / Ville Hara and Anu Puustinen, architects SAFA
Design date: 2006
Completion date: 2014
Assistants: Felix Laitinen, student of Architecture
Structural design: Marko Kujala, RI
HVAC design: Ekotek LVI-suunnittelu Oy/ Juhani Huttunen
Electrical design: InsinööritoimistoTechniplan Oy / Heikki Grundström
Photographer: kuvio.com / Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield
Text 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 colors, 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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