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Offline pmx

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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2010, 05:13:44 pm »
great location!

how close will you be to the front wall?

looking forward to more pics Smile
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Offline TotalSonic

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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2010, 06:43:16 pm »
Jaako -
very best of luck with this endeavor!  Looks like it will end up becoming a very cool spot!

Best regards,
Steve Berson

Offline Patrik T

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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2010, 07:07:12 pm »
Truly amazing! I have a similar dream.

I hope you consider the major importance and potential injection of additional spirit/peace to your mind by having a boat in that big lake you are neighboring.


Best Regards
Patrik

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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2010, 07:08:33 pm »
Wow, Jaakko - that's a really lovely place!  Congrats, and best of luck with all of it.

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Offline Bonati

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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2010, 07:14:29 pm »
This looks great man, thanks for posting. I think we'll all be pretty excited to watch this thread develop.

One question - what's the maximum room width you're working with?
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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2010, 08:58:10 pm »


SO ENVIOUS!  (But very happy for YOU!)


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Offline Waltz Mastering

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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2010, 10:08:23 pm »
Nice setting.  Best of luck and skill with the new build.

Offline djwaudio

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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2010, 08:52:24 am »
A slice of heaven!  
Respectfully submitted,
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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2010, 09:53:32 am »
Work on music, take a sauna, go for a walk in the woods. That sounds like the ideal environment and a dream job!

Good luck on the build!
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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2010, 01:34:42 pm »
Thank you for the compliments, good people!

I don't have pictures for today - it got dark before I had the time to do that, but I'll be uploading more pictures on weekend, if not before. It was also raining pretty heavily.

The underdrains are pretty much done and working, and we put a thick layer of big, crumbled rocks to the bottom of the upcoming concrete slab. Tomorrow we'll know if we'll get the concrete truck here by friday or not, but I believe I'll have a thick slab here by the weekend. A floor heating system will also be installed to the slab.

lowland wrote on Mon, 20 September 2010 22:21

My new build will be a broadly similar volume, although the apex runs the opposite way to yours and it's ground-up, no existing structure. The thing about not needing soundproofing (same here) is very liberating Smile


Congratulations for the build! I was considering building from the ground up myself, but I ended up using this space because the basic shape was actually pretty good. I also value history in buildings, so I decided I wanted to renovate the farming house. Agreed about the soundproofing part.

mastertone wrote on Mon, 20 September 2010 23:18

Sweden-Finland road trip could be ahead next summer Smile


You're most welcome! It's actually very easy to get here even by public transport if you're via from Helsinki.

pmx wrote on Tue, 21 September 2010 00:13

how close will you be to the front wall?


To the internal, acoustic wall, I will be at about 2,35 metres in the plan.

Patrik T wrote on Tue, 21 September 2010 02:07

Truly amazing! I have a similar dream.

I hope you consider the major importance and potential injection of additional spirit/peace to your mind by having a boat in that big lake you are neighboring.


You can make your dream work, don't you ever give it up.

The big lake is indeed beautiful, and while we might not get a boat, I really enjoy paddling and might need to invest in that.

Bonati wrote on Tue, 21 September 2010 02:14

One question - what's the maximum room width you're working with?


The internal walls without acoustics will be 4,95 metres maximum, and the length is 6,05 metres. At the listening spot, those doors (the entrance and the machine room) will be about 1,95 metres away to the either side. The narrowest part in the sloped front wall is about 2,1 metres.
Jaakko Viitalähde
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Offline Ed Littman

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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2010, 01:57:49 pm »
It's great to be able to take breaks in the freash air & see the family! your pix Brings back memories of my own build.
best of luck,
Ed

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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2010, 02:00:28 pm »
Viitalahde wrote on Tue, 21 September 2010 18:34


Congratulations for the build! I was considering building from the ground up myself, but I ended up using this space because the basic shape was actually pretty good. I also value history in buildings, so I decided I wanted to renovate the farming house. Agreed about the soundproofing part.

Thanks Jaakko, I'm glad you took the 'envelope' route! I would have a preferred a barn or similar as a starting point, though as it is the final building should have that kind of look.
Nigel Palmer
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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2010, 02:25:37 pm »
Best of luck to you Jaako......I tip my hat to you mate......fortune always favors the brave.

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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2010, 10:16:11 pm »
Very cool property!! You definitely have your work cut out for you though. Congratulations....
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Offline Ben F

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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2010, 02:12:46 am »
Amazing!

It will actually end up being quite similar dimensions to the room I'm in- 28m2 with a 3.5m ceiling.

Not set in the wonderful country side though!