Designed by Casagrande Laboratory in 2014 Villa Muurame is located in Jyväskylä, Finland. Villa Muurame is a wooden 3-storey single-family home by Lake Jyväsjärvi. The total area of the house is 350m² (3770ft²).
The spatial elements of the house (approx. 3m wide, 7.8 long and 3.1 high) were pre-fabricated during the winter in the Muurametalot housing factory in Karunki, Finnish Lapland and the elements were erected in Jyväskylä after the snow had melted. The timber used is extremely slow grown and high quality Lappish spruce and pine.
The house is getting more private as one moves up the floors. The ground floor is an open space with collective functions, the bedrooms are on the second floor and on the third floor you get naked. Each floor has their own terrace or balcony and the second floor opens to an extensive roof garden.
The house is warmed up during the harsh Finnish winters with geothermal heating, which also cools down the house during summers.
— Casagrande Laboratory
Photographs by Jenni Moilanen, Tiina Salminen
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