Luxury Villa Valtanen by Arkkitehtitoimisto Louekari
This affordable cottage is a building by Arkkitehtitoimisto Louekari, located in series, Lapland, Finland. It is a wooden structure, which is located on a cliff looking towards the forest, which consists of living room, sauna and wood shed.
“The use of new technologies and new methods of treatment have started a new chapter in the Finnish wooden architecture. Villa Valtanen by Lauri Louekari won the highly prestigious wooden “block House of the year” by Puuwoodholzbois in winter 2012.
The Wild Sanctuary, which is located in the vicinity of the Arctic circle in Lapland, combines ancient wooden buildings and modern architecture.
Black wooden plates form the facade of this country
Villa Valtanen stands at the top of a rock, from there you have views over the surrounding forests to the distant hills of Lapland. The neighbourhood is characterized by dead pine trunks, are the scars of already past fire in the forest, and of fine glacial boulders.
A place to hide in the wilderness
The task before the architects was to create a place to hide in the wilderness, which consists of a living room and sauna with separate wooden shed. Between the buildings, there is a terrace, which provides access to the two.
The balcony offers splendid views of the nature
The living room and the sauna have a grid of beams, which are typical of the old Finnish construction system. Between the sauna and the living room, there is a raised room with large Windows opening to the high mountain landscape from Lapland forest.
Compact and eye-catching building structure in the modern style
The grid of beams are here no load-bearing structure, but the building has a series of systems, which support the veneer-coated roof rafters.
The side walls are covered with 45 mm overlap and serve as a kind of weather coat. They allow the use of short eaves, which show almost no overhang.
Everything in this building is made of wood
The gable wall is protected by traditional eaves with long overhang.
The dark end of the external walls helps the building into the landscape “round einzuschmelzen”. In contrast, the oiled oak end brings light on the entrance facade. The theme of this building, which was built in the North of Rovaniemi and the nödrlichen Arctic Circle, is the localization. Bar grilles, window, doors, forms the façade and other Carpenter crafts created by local businesses.
Mountain cabin or luxury villa that the views depends on
The only products that were imported from the outside were the Solarpanellen and their batteries and compost departments.
Arkkitehtitoimisto Louekari is a Finnish architect Office of Lauri Louekari. Wood has played a key role in the Lauri Louekari BB´s Archutektur from the beginning.
Wood flooring consists of long panels
Ceiling-to-ceiling Windows allow flood light
Cozy bedroom combines design with the kitchen area
The doctoral thesis by Lauri Louekari “Forest architecture” treated the relationship between architectural space and the Woods in the Finnish architecture. Arkkitehtitoimisto Louekari is located in Oulu, North of Finland.”
Open structure without railings
Floor plan of the building
Plan of facade