Estonian firm Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid (KTA) has designed two-storey House in Pirita, surrounded by a lush pine forest from two sides. Clad with vertical black pine wood, the 293-sqm (3,154-sqft) house was completed in 2017.
The main character of the building lies in the volumetric play of the roof to frame the viewstowards the natural forest in the back and catch the daylight in front of the house. Varied size of openings offer modulated natural light all day long.
Common areas are located on the ground floor and have direct connection to the garden. Dining area with kitchen is placed in the southward protruding volume receiving the full spectrum of daylight. Livingroom with sauna are facing evening sun in the west and have direct access to the covered terrace. The terrace is part of the landscape which has been designed to gradually grow out of nature to become part of the building and dissolve the boarder between inside and outside.
Upper floor serves as a private space with four bedrooms and bathrooms. Three bedrooms have access to common roof-terrace facing evening sun.
— Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid
Photographs by Tõnu Tunnel
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