FINNE Architects

FINNE Architects

Services:

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Furniture Design

Regions:

  • Pacific Northwest
  • Boston & New England
  • Chicago & Midwest
  • New York City & Mid-Atlantic
  • Scandinavia

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The Mazama house is located in the Methow Valley of Washington State, a secluded mountain valley on the eastern edge of the North Cascades. A raised living pavilion is lifted off the ground by a series of exposed steel columns. The large meadow in front of the house continues right under the main living space, making the living pavilion into a kind of bridge structure spanning over the meadow grass. The raised floor level provides enhanced views as well as keeping the main living level well above the 3-4 feet of winter snow accumulation. The exposed wood structure of the living pavilion roof changes pitch along its length, so the roof warps upward at each end.

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The interior living space of the Mazama house has espresso-stained concrete floors, exposed wood beams and ceiling, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and a stone fireplace. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider

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The main interior bearing columns at the Mazama House are steel with a tapered “V”-shape, recalling the lightness of a dancer. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider

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Lake Forest Park is a top-to-bottom renovation of a 50’s NW Contemporary house on a large, wooded site north of Seattle. The floor plan was altered to create an enlarged kitchen, master bedroom, master bath, and study. While the existing exposed wood ceiling was retained, large glass light monitors were added to bring natural light to the interior. Materials such as steel, cherry, natural grass resin panels, terrazzo, and Douglas Fir were used. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider

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The Fall City Renovation began with a farmhouse overlooking the Snoqualmie River, about 30 miles east of Seattle. The walls between the kitchen and dining room were removed, and a 25-ft. long addition to the kitchen provided a continuous glass ribbon around the limestone kitchen counter. The resulting interior has a feeling similar to a fire look-out tower. A custom island table was created using reclaimed elm planks and a blackened steel base, with inlaid limestone around the sink area. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider

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The Mazama Garage/ Guest House is located at the end of a beautiful meadow in the Methow Valley, on the east slope of the North Cascades Mountains in Washington State. The 1500 SF cabin is a weekend retreat, with a garage below and compact living space above. The roof is “lifted” by a continuous band of clerestory windows, and the upstairs living space has a large glass wall facing a beautiful view of the mountain face known locally as Goat Wall. Photo: Nils Finne

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The BUE dining table has a stained black walnut top, with a sensuous, curvilinear slot down the middle, separating two walnut planks. The slot space has been partially filled by waterjet-cut aluminum joining pieces, with zig-zag patterning. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider

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The Lake Forest living area is surrounded by a wooded Pacific Northwest landscape. High clerestory windows bring soft natural light and ventilation. The custom Douglas fir front door has a dense pattern of "woven wood", creating a contrast to the adjacent large glass areas. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider

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The Port Ludlow house is a compact, 2400 SF modern home located on a wooded waterfront property at the north end of the Hood Canal, a long, fjord-like arm of western Puget Sound. The house creates a simple glazed living space that opens up to become a front porch to the beautiful Hood Canal. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider

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The open stair at the Mazama House has blackened steel supports with floating quartersawn red oak treads. The railing consists of a sapele top rail and perforated steel panels, with an intricate pattern cut by a water jet industrial cutter. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider

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The SNU swivel stool presents a strong contrast between the smooth contours of the CNC-milled wood tractor seat and the blackened steel base. Each steel leg has been twisted several times to create an elegant, shifting profile. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider

 

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