New glass façade and roof transform a traditional holiday villa
The Airiston Lumous (charm of Airisto) Villa is a privately owned villa located in Airisto, Parainen, close to the southwest coast of Finland.
The villa was designed to accommodate five people. It has four rooms, a kitchen, bathroom and sauna. The villa is 169 m² in size, with 25 m² taken up by the sauna.
The Villa Airiston Lumous has been transformed by the use of glass into a modern villa, whilst still maintaining the key characteristics of the old archipelago architecture as seen in the surrounding villas.
The glass chosen for the roof glazing was toughened 6 mm Pilkington Activ Suncool™ 70/40 outer pane with 4 mm Pilkington Optifloat™ Clear middle pane and 3+3 laminated inner pane with a 12 mm cavity filled with argon gas.
The façade was constructed with 6 mm Pilkington Activ Suncool™ 70/40, with 4 mm Pilkington Optifloat™ Clear inner pane and 6 mm Pilkington Optifloat™ Clear outer pane with a 12 mm cavity filled with argon gas.
The glass façade and roofing have dramatically increased the light transmittance into the building, creating a feeling of spaciousness and improved visibility of the sea front.
The outstanding feature of the villa is the multipurpose spa called Hot Spring Vanguard.
The spa has been fitted to accommodate six people on the terrace of the sauna. On cold days the water is heated up to approximately 37-39 degrees centigrade and on hot days reduced to 30 degrees centigrade.