LocationHaabersti, Tallinn, Harju county
Yearyear of completion 2024
IDEA AND INSPIRATION
The proposed residential building is located in Haabersti district, Tallinn.
The building is designed with a very simple and specific architectural language. In the facade, the customer wanted to use natural materials that would match the green area of the plot. In terms of tonality, the brownish natural tone resulting from thermal wood has been approached, which fits perfectly with the existing pines. Mixing into the wood and concrete, some dark metal and aluminum details. Since planks are used in the vertical direction at the top of the facade, it was planned to decorate the concrete part of the first floor wall with a wood grain pattern. Large window openings alternate with concrete, wooden surfaces and ribbing, makes this house airy, concrete and very minimalistic.
The building is spacious and very open to views. The composition of properly placed windows and ribbing on the facade ensures adequate privacy for the building, both from the street and from neighboring properties.
The customers wanted to get a building block with a separate entrance, where there would be a guest apartment with all the essentials. This also gave rise to the architectural idea of creating different blocks. It is like wooden game blocks placed next to each other, which together forms a rhythm.
Distribution of blocks on the second floor - 1) guest apartment 2) sleeping area 3) leisure / office.
On the lower floor there are storage rooms, kitchen, dining and living room, as well as sauna area, pantry, hallway, toilet, etc.
Architectural minimalism and concreteness ensure the building's visual permanence over time.