Archelectic: House in Koidu Village

House in Koidu Village (Photograph by Tõnu Tunnel courtesy of Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid OÜ)

Design: Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid OÜ
Client: Tarmo Hillep
Location: Koidu Village, Saue Parish, Harju County, Estonia
Structural design: Printsiip OÜ
Builder: Villi Kirjanen
Gross useable floor space: 157,7 m2
Lot size: 2079 m²
Start of work: 2014
Completion of work: 2016
Structure in: stone and wood construction
Photographs: Tõnu Tunnel


One story high building is located in Saue Parish Koidu Village in a private housing area. The geometry of the house is inspired by the plot itself and the movement of the sunlight to catch as much warm southern and western sunlight as possible. The building is a shape-shifter offering different views from every angle.

The main building was erected on the western side of the area while the grill house stands on the east side of the plot inside a small hill and acts as an echo of the main building. Between these two volumes an inner rectangular courtyard is created with golden ratio proportions. The landscape protects the yard from the traffic noise and offers privacy.

Spacious living room, with a height up to 6 meters, is located on the western side of the building and opens into both south and west. The livingroom is tightly connected with the terrace outside. The shape of the terrace is also created to follow the sun and catch as much southern and western light as possible. There is a chance that a neighboring house will block the western sunlight in the future. To maintain the access of the valuable evening light into the living room, a special sun window is created higher from the eye level.

Main parts of the constructions are made out of stone and laminated wood. The facades are covered with painted larch wood.

Contact information:
Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid OÜ
Phone: +372 660 2225
Address: Telliskivi tn 60, Tallinn 10412
E-mail: info@kta.ee
Press inquiries: press@kta.ee

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