ecological wooden cabin nestles in rural finland's lakeside setting

ecological wooden cabin nestles in rural finland's lakeside setting

Villa K by Saukkonen+Partners stands on a remote Finnish island

 

Architectural firm Saukkonen + Partners designs an escape retreat located on a remote island in lakeside Finland, surrounded by nature. Dedicated to a couple’s occasional stay in the rural site, the hideaway cabin is a thought-through entity that adapts to the changing seasons and landscapes. The main cottage and a separate sauna building are carefully positioned on the island. The two separated volumes are connected by their overlapping roof structures. A bridge leading to the island is also a part of the designed whole. The beautiful views of the lake are generally westwards where the sun sets in the evening. The building’s main living spaces and generated views are developed following the sun’s patterns.

ecological wooden cabin nestles in rural finland's lakeside setting
all images by Timo Pyykönen

 

 

material selection and color scheme reflect the natural setting

 

The design is based on respect for the surrounding nature, aiming to place the buildings on the terrain as naturally as possible, without overpowering the environment. Thereby, the villa aims to become one with the lake scenery. The design team opts for the effective maximizing of all available building permits to allow for a practical and desired program for leisure purposes. The intention is to create a design that would be as maintenance-free as possible while bringing the surrounding nature into the atmosphere of the spaces. From a technical point of view, the buildings are formed to be ecological and low-energy-consuming. The material selection and color scheme of the building merge the architecture with its natural environment. The villa is made to be as long-lasting and durable as possible.

ecological wooden cabin nestles in rural finland's lakeside setting
the hideaway cabin is a thought-through entity that adapts to its landscape

ecological wooden cabin nestles in rural finland's lakeside setting
the main cottage and a separate sauna building are carefully positioned on the island

ecological wooden cabin nestles in rural finland's lakeside setting
the villa aims to become one with the lake scenery

ecological wooden cabin nestles in rural finland's lakeside setting
the buildings are placed on the terrain as naturally as possible, without overpowering the environment

villa-k-saukkonen-designboom-1800-3

ecological wooden cabin nestles in rural finland's lakeside setting
the buildings are formed to be ecological and low-energy-consuming

ecological wooden cabin nestles in rural finland's lakeside setting
the maintenance-free project brings the surrounding nature into the atmosphere of the spaces

villa-k-saukkonen-designboom-1800-2

ecological wooden cabin nestles in rural finland's lakeside setting
the material and color scheme of the building merges the architecture with its natural environment

 

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project info:

 

name: Villa K
designer: Saukkonen + Partners | @saukkonenpartners

location: Finland

photography: Timo Pyykönen | @timopyykonen

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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