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Location: Lemminkäisenkuja 1, Nummela, Finland
Type: Residential – Houses
Architects: Avanto Architects Ltd / Ville Hara and Anu Puustinen, architects SAFA
Assistants: Felix Laitinen, student of Architecture
Photographs: kuvio.com / Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield
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 colours, 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.