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.
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.
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.
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.