Modern house in the forest welcomes darkness

Home clad in windows and dark zinc siding.Marc
Goodwin

It’s a mood, as they say

This home from Helsinki’s Studio Puisto is peak Finnish
style. Equal parts cozy and modern, the Three Square House in the
Southern Savonia region is named after its layout, which consists
of three conjoined square volumes arranged into an irregular ranch
of sorts.

The exterior is clad in dark oiled wood and zinc siding as well
as plenty of large windows. The large, central square is home to
the main living areas, while the two side volumes contain a garage,
storage, and naturally, a sauna.

Living room with concrete floors and modern furniture.Marc
Goodwin

The sleek, concrete-floored living room is separated from the
bedrooms and bathrooms by a wall of dark wood cabinets used for
storage and a wet bar. Around the corner, the built-in wall also
includes a recessed daybed that steals prime views from the
panoramic windows. The interplay of abundant natural light and
darker interior finishes creates a mysterious, intimate
atmosphere.

”The design of the building’s spaces is not afraid of
darkness but has turned it into a strength,” Studio Puisto

told Dezeen
. “The building has places with a huge amount of
light and places where you can curl up into the shadows, always
according to the situation and mood.”

Living room with recessed daybed.Marc
Goodwin Wooden deck with built-in tub.
Marc Goodwin Aerial shot of modern house in forest.
Marc Goodwin

Source: FS – All – Architecture 10
Modern house in the forest welcomes darkness