Apelle by Marco Casagrande

Posted on May 1st, 2013 by

Apelle is a minimalist house located in Karjaa, Finland, designed by Marco Casagrande.Apelle is a wooden one family house located in Karjaa - Finland. The building rests in a natural harbor like a boat in a sheltering pocket surrounded by bed rocks and trees. The interior space of Apelle is a continuous tube that grows gradually along the house and through the main opening and terrace into the forest. (10)

Name: Apelle

Designer: Marco Casagrande

Location: Karjaa, Finland

Year: 2013

Apelle is a minimalist house located in Karjaa, Finland, designed by Marco Casagrande.Apelle is a wooden one family house located in Karjaa – Finland. The building rests in a natural harbor like a boat in a sheltering pocket surrounded by bed rocks and trees. The interior space of Apelle is a continuous tube that grows gradually along the house and through the main opening and terrace into the forest.

Along this axis the collective and private actions are tuned according to the times, functions and needs of the day and night.  The same space is used for everything from sleeping to eating and from socializing to work as a studio space or a gym. This kind of multi-functional space of “tupa” or “pirtti” is common in traditional Finnish architecture. A free standing cube serves for water with a sleeping loft on top.

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