Muurame villa is a wooden three-story house of 350 sq meters for one family, situated on Lake Jyväsjärvi in Jyväskylä, Finland. The project was developed by Casagrande Laboratory architects.
Construction materials had been produced beforehand at Muurametalot, the house-building factory in Karunki, Finnish Lapland, and later were applied for construction of building in Jyväskylä. The wood material of slowly-growing Lappish pine and spruce, famous for their high quality, were the main construction elements here.
The house has a unique feature: it is becoming more private as long as a person goes upstairs. The first floor accommodates opened shared space, bedrooms are located on the second floor and the third floor invites a person to undress, as it contains a sauna. There is a private terrace or a balcony at each level and a marvelous garden on the second level`s roof.
During severe Finnish winters the house is heated with geothermal heating, which also cools down the building in summer.
Photos by Jenni Moilanen and Tiina Salminen