entitled ’12,’ a cabin dwelling designed by ORTRAUM architects is completed along the edge of helsinki’s jollas peninsula. the 72 square meter timber house was planned as an addition to an existing 150 square meter home built in the 1960s. the client couple needed two main spaces — a ceramics workshop and a music composing studio — while the organization of the plan needed to be flexible enough to function additionally as a guest house and future home for one of the two children in the family, so bathroom and kitchen spaces were included.
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’12’ by ORTRAUM architects is designed to serve as a model structure for environmentally friendly architecture and infill projects within its suburban finnish context. the building is built on top of the existing 6x6m concrete foundation of an old garage, avoiding groundwork on site completely. timber elements were ordered tailor-made, and