marco casagrande's villa muurame is an all-white timber residence in finland
marco casagrande's villa muurame is an all-white timber residence in finland marco casagrande's villa muurame is an all-white timber residence in finland
nov 05, 2016
marco casagrande's villa muurame is an all-white timber residence in finland


 

soaring on a landscaped site in jyväskylä, finland, ”villa muurame’ is an all-timber private residence conceived by marco casagrandethe stark white construction uses a combination of high-quality pine and spruce woods; the spatial elements were pre-fabricated during the winter in the finnish lapland then transported to site. the three-storey scheme sits by a lake, with each floor containing its own terrace to embrace its surroundings.

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image (above) © tiina salminen / all other images © jenni moilanen

 

 

 

marco casagrande planned the property with elongated sections of vertical and horizontal forms which connect the home in a dramatic but restrained fashion. internally, the bright and airy atmosphere is promoted by the large windows which invite natural light, whilst leading the eye towards the property’s expansive garden. a succession of multi-connected spaces influence a sense of movement. the private rooms are located on the upper levels, meanwhile the communal areas are grouped together on the ground floor.  

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the spatial elements of the house were pre-fabricated during the winter 

 

 

 

the sloping roof canopy extends outwards to provide shelter for each balcony of all the floors and the outdoor patio. the overall result is a naturally lit, spacious and thermally comfortable house powered by geothermal energy that can be inhabited year round without excessive artificial heating, cooling and lighting.

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the ground floor is planned as an open space with collective functions

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large windows invite natural light, while leading the eye towards the property’s expansive garden

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a succession of multi-connected spaces influence a sense of movement

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the bedrooms are on the second floor and on the third floor

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each space has its own terrace and balcony

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 geothermal heating, which also cools down the house during summers is utilized

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the home sits on a large landscaped site near to a lake

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the entrance / the timber used is extremely slow grown and high quality lappish spruce and pine

 

 

project info:

 

 

location: jyväskylä, finland
function: private house
client: muurametalot
size: 350 m2
materials: pine, spruce
construction principle: pre-fabricated spatial elements
completed: 2014

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