Tom Cederqvist of Cederqvist & Jäntti Architects from Helsinki, Finland sent us this nice architecture project called “Wings Villa”, a holiday home surrounded by a breathtaking scenery.
The point of departure for the project was to design a holiday home next door to a hundred-year-old villa for the family’s younger generation – a building where nature and the special atmosphere of the archipelago would be present and tangible all year round. The building, which echoes the white walls and geometrically intricate roof of the old villa, appears enclosed and undistinguished from the approach road but opens out like wings towards the bay on the shore side. The floor plan follows the rectilinear shape of the foundations of an old building that stood on the site, with a wedge carved out along the axis of the approach road. The exterior and interior spaces intertwine, and the composition is tied together by the roof floating over it. In the morning the sun lights up the kitchen and breakfast patio, later shifting towards the west-facing patio via the living areas. In the evening the sun setting behind the trees can be admired from the benches of the sauna. Louvres and rooflights provide indirect lighting for the first floor loft space.
From the outset the active participation and ideas of the residents created a solid foundation for the design concept and goals. Our many discussions about the principal lines and also the small details had a major influence on the realisation of their beach-house dream. Tom Cederqvist
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