The grand picture windows of the house located by the Saimaa shore bring the surrounding nature close and impact in a substantive way to the atmosphere of the indoors too. The actual living spaces of this home of four spread mostly on one level of the modern wooden house. Only one bedroom is located above the others and the anticipated man cave is located downstairs.
In the modern loft- inspired wooden house of Kannustalo, the common family activities are centered in the large cohesive lounge area, where cooking, socialising and tv time take place.
Versatility sets many challenges for the illumination of the lounge area. In the daytime, light floods in through the high windows, but when dusk sets in a multi- leveled, modifiable illumination is needed. A good overall lighting was achieved with an extravagant looking Ballo- lamp, which has a solid led light source inside the opal glass ball. Dimmable 2-piece Zeki lamps were installed to the high ceiling space.
The entrance of the kitchen and the vestibule are puncuated by the Sund- lamps, which are attached to the walls on both sides. Dimmable Frey- downlights were submerged into the shallow part of the beautiful panel ceiling.
The bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as the utility rooms are located around the lounge area in a practical manner. Of the damp spaces the utility room and toilet facilities were illuminated with the lamps of the Ocean-series. The unique execution was created by installing the long Ocean- lamps upwards on both sides of the mirror. To illuminate the technical space, an appropriate Sono-light plafond with motion detector was installed.
The gym is located in a separate building in the yard, on the same level with the living spaces. The men of this house (or the youth) have a right to retire into their own space in peace when needed. In this house, that space is found downstairs of the gym: a 25 square meter man cave. The structure of the stone surfaced upholstery of the dark shaded man cave is highlighted by the led strip submerged into the slimline- profile in the border of the ceiling and the wall. The overall lighting of the space is taken care of with the low framed Flat-panel lamps, submerged into the ceiling.
Floorspace: apartment section 150,5 m² (including the loft 21,0 m²) + gym 27,0 m²+ man cave 25,0 m²
Gross floor area: apartment section: 185,5 m² (including loft 25, 0 m²) + gym 35,0 m²