Villa Muurame

Villa Muurame is a wooden 3-story single-family home by Lake Jyväsjärvi in Jyväskylä, Finland. The spatial elements of the house (approx. 3m wide, 7.8 long and 3.1 high) were pre-fabricated during the winter in the Muurametalot housing factory in Karunki, Finnish Lapland, and the elements were erected in Jyväskylä after the snow had melted.

Villa Muurame - Courtesy of Marco Casagrande

Villa Muurame – Courtesy of Marco Casagrande

The timber used is extremely slow grown and high-quality Lappish spruce and pine.

Villa Muurame - Courtesy of Marco Casagrande

Villa Muurame – Courtesy of Marco Casagrande

The house is getting more private as one moves up the floors. The ground floor is an open space with collective functions, the bedrooms are on the second floor and on the third floor you get naked. Each floor has their own terrace or balcony and the second floor opens to an extensive roof garden.

Villa Muurame - Courtesy of Marco Casagrande

Villa Muurame – Courtesy of Marco Casagrande

The house is warmed up during the harsh Finnish winters with geothermal heating, which also cools down the house during summers.

Villa Muurame - Courtesy of Marco Casagrande

Villa Muurame – Courtesy of Marco Casagrande

Project Info.
Architects : Marco Casagrande
Location : Jyväskylä, Finland
Year : 2014
Type :  villa
Photographs : Jenni Moilanen , Tiina Salminen

 

 

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