This spiral property designed by Olavi Kopose will have you going in circles – actually. Located in Espoo, Finland, this uncommon residence has its modern day elements, but it is also suggestive of a cave-like structure, top you into its depths by way of winding hallways and rounded rooms. Inspired by a conch shell, the property combines this all-natural muse with earthy materials like wood, concrete and steel. It all comes together in an organic way that flows freely from inside out. Here’;s the grand tour.
Clad in Siberian larch, these timber shingles weather beautifully more than time, all the better with age. Surrounding the property, a rock garden is a nice contrast to the timber home. The major wing homes the living area, whilst the functional rooms – bathroom, dressing room and storage areas – occupy a separate wing. The home’;s two levels are in fact far more like 1 that winds its way from the ground floor to the upper level.
Each end of this colossal curl is completed in a glass facade with a walkout – a patio on the reduced level, and a balcony on the upper level. Tucked beneath the upper level, a sheltered outside entertaining location provides all-weather alfresco living and lounging.
A “slice” reduce out of this curving structure functions two extra facades, facing each other and each and every completed in glass to offer you an open view into the living area on the other side. These glazed walls also flood interiors with all-natural light, breaking up the dark, cavernous depths.
Interiors are considerably what you’;d anticipate from the outdoors view, echoing the spiraling shape and mirroring the shingles cladding the exterior. Stairs spiral through the home, stepping past custom furniture produced to stick to the rounded walls of the residence.
The staircase circles its way about a heavy primitive-seeking plaster fireplace. A rough round hole cut in the front of this fixture delivers a view of the flickering focal point inside.
Truly, it’;s a pair of staircases major upward, 1 grey and one orange. Though functional, they also offer an uncommon interior feature that leads the eye (and your feet) upward to a glazed facade.
With the walls and ceilings clad in wood, interiors boast a casual cottage aesthetic. There are no actual walls in this floor program, but privacy comes by the curving walls that block the view from one particular living space to the next.
The interior tiles adhere to the circular silhouette of the house – a literal translation of the exterior.
The ceilings are surprisingly high, resulting in spacious interiors enhanced by lots of all-natural light and the lack of standard area divisions. Unlike common rooms, this layout lacks a function wall or principal focal point for a living space, so furniture placement demands some creativity to stay away from it floating aimlessly.
Like the other spaces in the house, the bathroom lacks standard privacy walls and fairly the opposite, characteristics a massive glazed facade.
The shower is tucked into a private tiled booth, shielding customers from the outdoors.
From a single functional space to an additional, this cute small kitchen has a “kitschy” appeal that is a flashback to the ’;50s.
This linear layout functions a charming patterned-tile backsplash and countertops, and copious cabinets are all awash in the neutral wood that is the prevailing palette all through this home.
The home’;s off-the-wall circular layout lures you to maintain walking about the subsequent corner, by no means positive of what you’;ll uncover. Lots of windows line the walls enclosing this property, adding an essential element of organic light and views that boost the home’;s sense of space.
Right here are some floor plans that illustrate the shape and flow of this property: