Nordichouses Concept

This project was made in collaboration with the Estonian wooden house producer
Nordic Houses.

The Architectural design reflects an ambitious brief by both client and architect: to
create a comfortable and affordable prefabricated private house concept.
Produced using prefabricated elements, this house’s area could be quite flexible
design-wise. Taking this into account a very playful and distinctive space was
created. From side on this house has the appearence of intersected cubes of
different sizes. With different directions of the wooden cladding the cubic look
is even more evident. The First floor consists of a big open space with a kitchen,
dining and living area; home-office, spacious wardrobe, separate storage room and
technical rooms. The Second floor consists of four bedrooms, an extra wardrobe
and restroom block. Most bedrooms oriented to the southern side. For the summer,
there’s shading constructions planned via long bedroom windows.

Only natural ecological materials were used for external finishing of the house.
Situated in a natural environment, this house was designed to echo the traditional
Estonian countryside, landscape and nature. The main structure of the building was
produced from wooden elements in the factory, which minimize any impact from
the building process to the surrounding environment.

Typology

Residential, Timber

Year

2013

Location:

Scandinavia

Team:

Mihkel Urmet, Taavi Kunigas, Armin Valter

Area:

ca 150-300 m²

Project Year:

2013

Client:

Nordic Houses

Builder:

Nordic Houses

Photos:

TEMPT