New Oivala

Contemporary Architecture 5

School project in autumn 2012. We were to design a new villa for architects on the island of Villinki. There is an old architects villa called “Villa Oivala” which we tried to draw inspiration from. Old Villa Oivala had an atrium which could be opened through a greenhouse wing of the building. I created a new type of “opening building” where the user could open the wings of the building as he/she pleased.

“New Oivala” could be opened by rotating the wings with a pulley system. This kind of system makes it possible to open whole buildings by a one person rotating a lever. This kind of interaction makes the whole opening process more personal than mechanized or electrized opening process would.