Locaction:Tallinn, Estonia

Aleksei Petrov
Tanel Trepp
Ott Kadarik
Mihkel Tüür


Tõnu Peipman, IB Printsiip Oü


One storey high building is located in Saue parish Koidu village in a private housing area. Plot and the movement of the sunlight inspired the geometry of the house 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 formed with golden ratio proportions. The landscape protects the yard from traffic noise and provides 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 living room is fluently connected with the terrace outside. The shape of the patio is also designed to follow the sun and catch as much southern and western light as possible. There is a chance that a neighbouring house will block the west sunlight in the future. A particular sun window has been placed higher from the eye-level to maintain the access of the valuable evening light into the living room.

Majority of the building construction is made of stone and laminated wood. The facades are covered with painted larch wood.

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