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‘Rousku Villas’ entry represents Nordic architectural thinking for Katara Hills Villas competition. Katara Hills is a culturally remarkable project for created by Aspire Katara Investment Company. With ‘Rousku Villas’ we hoped that our biomimic design approach based on the imaginative use of wood structures and the inspiration from the rich northern forest bottom will produce a unique, singular experience of living. Our design is based on careful considerations of contextual social accustomations, natural elements, views, privacy and spatial experiences.

The client has decided to build our designs in Katara Hills.


International housing design competition, third prize



Team & Collaborators

helsinkizurich (Antti Ahlava, Lauri Salminen, Rui Filipe, Noora Kassinen)

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