14.9.2020

Four-cornerd villa

The cross-shaped villa offers views in four different directions. The house is situated on a horseshoe-shaped island in Vaskivesi lake.

The building’s shape is both open and closed at the same time. The flat roof comprises a warmly ironic reference to modern architecture. The exterior has been treated in black as a contrast to the white wooden interior surfaces. The dark colour hides the villa when viewed from the lake.

The wood-heated villa is strongly insulated. There is no running water and electricity is produced using solar panels. The aim was to build a carbon neutral holiday home.

Vegetables, root crops and herbs are grown on the plot. The adjacent Vaskivesi is a popular fishing lake. The villa offers a possibility for simple living with no impact on the island’s ecosystem.

Projekt in Kürze

Four-cornerd villa

  • Lage | Vaskivesi, Virrat
  • Verwendungszweck | Summer house
  • Bauherr/Auftraggeber | The Architect
  • Architektonische Planung | Avanto Architects Ltd
  • Tragwerksplanung | Konstru Oy
  • Herstellungsjahr | 2010
  • Kosten | 150 000€
  • Bilder | Avanto Architects Ltd
  • Text | Ville Hara