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Posts tagged as 'Avanto Architects'

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. (more…)

Chapel of St.Lawrence by Avanto Architects, photo by Tuomas Uusheimo

Recently the Finnish Avanto Architects completed the impressive Chapel of St.Lawrence for the Parish Union in Vantaa, a city north of Helsinki. The chapel which includes the old stone church with its bell tower is characterised by a range of exquisit materials that correspond with the old structures in the area, such as the lightly plastered and whitewashed masonry walls or the roof of patinated copper.

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'Vila Flexibe' by Avanto Architects

'Vila Flexibe' by Avanto Architects

The Finnish Avanto Architects realised this highly flexible house for a single person up to a two family household in Espoo / Finland.

'Villa Flexible' by Avanto Architects

'Villa Flexible' by Avanto Architects

“This bachelor’s house adapts to different situations in resident’s life: movable partitions can be used to form closed rooms in otherwise wide open space. The one room loft can easily be transformed into a five room family apartment. A side apartment for a grandmother, a teenager or a disabled person can be separated from the ground floor. Even part of the intermediate floor can be opened.”

'Villa Flexible' by Avanto Architects, photo by  Jussi Tiainen, Avanto

'Villa Flexible' by Avanto Architects, photo by Jussi Tiainen, Avanto

“The space is divided into the closed dark grey serving space and the open flexible space. The border between inside and outside fades when the double doors of the glass fa├žade are opened.

The load bearing structure as well as the base floor, the intermediate floor and the roof construction are of steel. The external cladding is of dark grey brick forming a back wall. The solid mass defines clearly the urban situation in the corner of three streets.”

'Villa Flexible' by Avanto Architects, photo by Jussi Tiainen, Avanto

'Villa Flexible' by Avanto Architects, photo by Jussi Tiainen, Avanto

'Villa Flexible' by Avanto Architects, photo by Jussi Tiainen, Avanto

'Villa Flexible' by Avanto Architects, photo by Jussi Tiainen, Avanto

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