1920s built semidetached house – basement renovation into a summer café and a local get together point

Café Siili

Project: Café Siili
Address: Ilmattarentie 8C
Gross area: 41 m2
Client: Jyri Engeström / Siili Projects Ltd
Start of design: 2015
Completion: 2015
Collaboration: Construction design: Ideastructura Oy, HVAC-design: Mika Manninen, Electrical desing: Hepacon Oy, Construction: Rikle Oy, Carpentry: Mikko Merz, Photorgaphs: Marc Goodwin

Kahvila Siili is a summer café located in the picturesque wooden borough of Puu-Käpylä in Helsinki. The Café is built into a 1920’s wooden semidetached house’s basement which was originally used as grocery store until early 80’s when it was brought to resident’s private use. Kahvila Siili’s owner wanted to reclaim the historical use of the basement and introduce it to the borough’s service as a café.

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