Viimsi Private Residence

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Architects

Tarmo Teedumäe
Toomas Tammis
Inga Raukas

Location

Viimsi Rd 13, Tallinn, Estonia

Size

376,9 m2

Status

Completed 2005

Photos

Martin Siplane

Typology

Residential

Tags

Contemporary arhcitecture, Viimsi, Tallinn

This luxurious villa was built in the older section of Merivälja, where the majority of private houses date from 1920’s-1970’s. Nevertheless, instead of trying to relate formally to the existing context, the design solution stems directly from a functional diagram. With a plot located on a slope, the rooms and openings on the garden facade are distributed according to the best views opening towards the sea. The middle storey (the ground floor from the street) is the main living level; sleeping quarters with separate wings for the parents and children are on the upper floor, and the base level houses a sauna and pool. Smooth concrete on the facades as well as inside is contrasted with dark veneer, which lends the building a somewhat weighty, solid and warm feeling.