Villa Kiuas

Black makes one slimmer

Type: Residential - Detached house

Location: Oulu, Finland

Year: Completion 2015

Size: 205 br-m2 + 35

Client: Private




Efforts to preserve green areas in a tight plot result in a slim mass of black wood. Dividing spaces into two floors and connecting them horizontally as well as vertically result in interesting and functional living spaces.  Additional semi-private outside space for cooling off after a sauna is formed on top of a car shelter.

Formality of a somewhat vigorous building is reduced by a relaxed composition of openings in its facades. Playful placement of windows is derived from functions and needs of spaces inside.


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