VOID Architecture has designed a striking, pyramid-shaped home in Finland that immerses residents in nature while preserving contemporary comforts. Built to embrace the outdoors, the Pyramid House features timber-frame construction and abundant glazing, including its crowning jewel – a glass nature observatory at the top of the building. Ground-source heating, superior insulation made of naturally produced wood fibers, and automated electrical systems minimize the home’s energy footprint.



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Located on a steep plot, the 125-square-meter Pyramid House overlooks views of a lake and mountain forest. The glazed observatory at the apex of the pyramid provides unobstructed vistas and brings natural light to the three levels of the home. A fully glazed wall between the double-height living area and the lake also brings in ample daylight and blurs the line between indoor-outdoor living.

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“The early choice of developing the design around the pure shape of a regular pyramid gave us the opportunity to explore the connection between a clearly man-made object and the inspirational beauty of the site,” said Paolo Caravello, architect and lead designer. “It was a process of balancing divergences and affinities.” The Pyramid Home was constructed with a prefabricated timber elements and clad in spruce planks. Terrace decks wrap around the building on different levels to mimic the uneven terrain.

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