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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

VILLA KRONA in Kimito Island, Finland by Helin & Co Architects / Pekka Helin, Ritva Mannersuo

 
October 19th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Helin & Co Architects / Pekka Helin, Ritva Mannersuo 

A small remote island in the Gullkrona Archipelago offers a panorama of changing seasons in the northern Baltic: late sunsets fill open skies and early sunrises dramatise rocky islands. In spring, constant birdsong greets the end of severe winter. Warm calm midsummer days are filled with scents of pine and juniper. Autumn storms drive huge waves over the rocks to freeze gradually, generating abstract formations of drifting ice. Finally, all is covered with snow. The villa is built to experience all this and counteract periods of urban hard work.

Image Courtesy © Pekka Helin

Image Courtesy © Pekka Helin

  • Architects: Helin & Co Architects / Pekka Helin, Ritva Mannersuo
  • Project: VILLA KRONA
  • Location: Kimito Island, Finland
  • Photography: Pekka Helin, scale model photographs/Mandi Tuominen
  • Year of completion: 2010
  • Floor area: 130+42 sqm
  • Site area: 1,3 ha

Image Courtesy © Pekka Helin

Image Courtesy © Pekka Helin

The geometry of the building relates to the forms of the granite bedrock with its varied colours and glaciated grooves. Larch, which naturally weathers silvery grey, clads the exterior, while sedum changes from green to brown on the roof during the summer. Exposed fans of laminated beams and columns form the structure. Inside, cladding is warm pine with paler ash flooring, making a welcoming cave in the wilderness.

Image Courtesy © Pekka Helin

Image Courtesy © Pekka Helin

Image Courtesy © Pekka Helin

Image Courtesy © Pekka Helin

Image Courtesy © Pekka Helin

Image Courtesy © Pekka Helin

Image Courtesy © Pekka Helin

Image Courtesy © Pekka Helin

Image Courtesy © Pekka Helin

Image Courtesy © Pekka Helin

Image Courtesy © Pekka Helin

Image Courtesy © Pekka Helin

Image Courtesy © Pekka Helin

Image Courtesy © Pekka Helin

Image Courtesy © Pekka Helin

Image Courtesy © Pekka Helin

Image Courtesy © Pekka Helin

Image Courtesy © Pekka Helin

Image Courtesy © Mandi Tuominen

Image Courtesy © Mandi Tuominen

Image Courtesy © Mandi Tuominen

Image Courtesy © Mandi Tuominen

Image Courtesy © Mandi Tuominen

Image Courtesy © Mandi Tuominen

Image Courtesy © Mandi Tuominen

Image Courtesy © Mandi Tuominen

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