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 Sundsvedja in Dragsfjärd, Finland by Jenni Reuter Architects
June 14th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Jenni Reuter Architects
Villa Sundsvedja is located in the Dragsfjärd archipelago.
The manor of Söderlångvik was formerly owned by Amos Anderson, a well-known patron of culture. Today it is a museum. In addition, the manor has an apple orchard, greenhouses, agricultural operations, direct sales and a cafe. The estate is owned by the Föreningen Konstsamfundet foundation, which had long been wanting premises to be rented to executives and their families. A beautiful plot was found by the shore about one kilometre from the main building.
One arrives at Villa Sundsvedja from the north, along a rocky outcrop. From the inside the villa commands a view of the sea. The presence of the surrounding nature is actively felt throughout the house. The building comprises a low sauna section, black in colour, and a tall section which in time will patinate silvery grey and which contains spaces for accommodation, functions and events.
The tall part of the building is a timber construction insulated with wood fibre boards, while the lower sauna section is made of concrete blocks. The building is heated geothermally.
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