The tapering sidewalls on the deckings provide privacy and protection from the weather. The warm, light wood hues of the villas appear in harmony with the surrounding birch trees and – in the winter – the snow-covered landscape.
The area plan for the Poiju block was prepared as the basis for the design for a new holiday cottage complex that makes use of the tourist services in the Nallikari district of Oulu. The principle for the plan was to create a distinctive accommodation area with a high-quality image. One of the aims of the area plan was to study the orientation of the densely arranged buildings so as to maximise privacy and scenic views for each building.
The Poiju Villas, which resemble detached houses, are designed for short- and long-term accommodation. All of the villas have a sauna, two bedrooms, an open kitchen and living area, fireplace and large windows facing towards the afternoon sun. The villas have large terraces opening out to a lawn courtyard with planted areas that demarcate the semi-public living areas. A unique solution was required for the use of space and exterior forms in order to assure privacy and maximise the scenic views and penetration of natural light in a dense area of construction.
In addition to the detached villas, some of the buildings are semi-detached. Two such villas can be combined to accommodate up to 12 people. The largest villa, Villa Kippari, is located closest to the beach and is also suitable for meetings and evening functions.