Apartment building in Pärnu
Villa 1 Ltd
Maarja Kask, Ralf Lõoke, Andro Mänd
The four-storey apartment building is situated in the seaside area of Pärnu. Its design is following the logics of surrounding architecture, e.g. Pärnu Beach Hotel, Beach House and Strand Hotel. Therefore, the building has a rather simple and minimalist street facade, while the sea-side southern side is playfully open-structured. Altogether, the Villa 1 apartment building is directed south with its terraces and triangular balconies.
To avoid dark, low and narrow corridors, the building has one long diagonal staircase through the building, which provides a panorama view to the whole 11,7 metre high atrium. In addition to the unconventional spacial typology, with mirror-ceilings and glass fences, a kaleidoscopic effect and a sense of broad space is created in a housing for thirty one two- to five-room apartments.