Sprouting from the forest

Private commission 2009


Type: Residential / Detached house

Location: Oulu, Finland

Year: Completion 2012

Size: 165 br-m2



The site is on a gradual southward slope, covered in undergrowth and pine forest. The house opens up to the sun and the views, creating small separate yards for entrance, cooling after sauna and general outdoor use like having a barbeque with friends.

Building blends into the landscape with its dark rusting walls resembling the colour of pine trunks in a Gallen-Kallela painting and a green roof that grows directly from the turf of the forest.



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