Lakeside House by Tuomas Toivonen / Now Office
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Lakeside House by Tuomas Toivonen / Now Office

Situated in the Saimaa in southeastern Finland, the Lakeside House is a boxy building perched on the slope block overlooking the magnificent lake view, the impact of building activity on the delicate rocky landscape would remain minimal.

Architects: Tuomas Toivonen / NOW office
Location: Saimaa lake, Finland
Photography: Maija Luutonen, Morten Holtum

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Designed by architect Tuomas Toivonen and built by a local builder-carpenter, this house was made of simple and inexpensive materials mostly bought from local hardware store and sawmill.

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All spaces are gathered around a large living room towards to the lake, inside is white, leaving room for the changing light and colours of the day, seasons and landscape.

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Inspiration from architect:

The house is designed as a place to meet and spend time together for a multigenerational family. The plan investigates how architecture can be actively used by the inhabitants to moderate between a collective experience and individual privacy.


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