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Four-cornered villa by Avanto Architects (FI)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 13.07.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Four-cornered villa by Avanto Architects; photo by Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield

This sustainable cross-shaped villa tucked away on an island near the Finnish town of Virrat has been completed by the Helsinki-based practice of Anu Puustinen and Ville Hara, Avanto Architects.

Quintessentially Nordic, the 78-square-meters house has no running water and is solely dependent on solar energy while the good insolation and wood-fueled heating system make the villa carbon-neutral.

Four-cornered villa by Avanto Architects; photo by Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield

Tinted black on the outside, villa’s simple wood-panel façade translates into the modest milky-white interior which resembles that of a traditional Finnish sauna – a feature which house also incorporates.

Four-cornered villa by Avanto Architects; photo by Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield

Four-cornered villa by Avanto Architects; photo by Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield

Four-cornered villa by Avanto Architects; photo by Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield

Four-cornered villa by Avanto Architects; photo by Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield

to Avanto Architects’ profile on Architonic

 

to the Four-cornered villa project on Architonic