Apelle by Marco Casagrande

By Sophie – Classes: Bedroom, Bookshelf, Dining Space, Fireplace, Furnishings, Hall and Entrance, Interior Design, Kitchen, Landscaping, Residing Space, Staircase, Research Area, Terrace   

In 2013, Marco Casagrande produced this contemorary residence for a family situated in Karjaa, Finland.

It has been laid out as a extended, constant area that serves several functions.

Apelle by Marco Casagrande:

“Apelle is a wooden one particular loved ones house positioned in Karjaa – Finland.

The developing rests in a natural harbor like a boat in a sheltering pocket surrounded by bed rocks and trees.

The interior area of Apelle is a steady tube that grows progressively along the residence and by means of the major opening and terrace into the forest.

Along this axis the collective and private actions are tuned in accordance to the times, functions and requirements of the day and evening.  

The very same area is utilised for everything from sleeping to consuming and from socializing to function as a studio area or a gymnasium. This type of multi-practical space of “tupa” or “pirtti” is frequent in traditional Finnish architecture.

A free of charge standing cube serves for water with a sleeping loft on prime. 

Property Apelle is component of nature. The surrounding forest has been architecturally articulated into a shelter for a loved ones of modern natives.

The house is in the forest as a lot as the forest is in the home – the architecture is a mediator in between the modern man and nature.

Apelle is effectively insulated with wood primarily based supplies and for the duration of the harsh winters it heats up by thermal heating supported by 2 fire-areas.

The primary building volume is structurally supported by a smaller volume on the side acting as an outrigger.

Apelle is developed by 2 neighborhood carpenters utilised to for creating each houses and wooden boats. In accordance to the carpenters, this is a boat.”

floor program

Images courtesy of Marco Casagrande

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