Super-insulated modern log cabin withstands frigid Finnish winters in style

December 26, 2017 by  
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Winters in Finland can plunge to a freezling -22 degrees Fahrenheit, but those chilling temperatures are no match for this well-insulated log cabin. Crafted by Helsinki-based company Pluspuu , this Log Villa on the Coast was commissioned as a client’s second home on the Turku coast. The light-filled abode harnesses geothermal energy for heating and cooling, and boasts superior insulation as well as triple-glazed windows. Built by Ollikaisen Hirsirakenne Oy with the latest Finnish log construction technology, this modern log villa is a custom, site-specific build that gave rise to one of Pluspuu’s newest house models, the Kustavi 125. Topped with a mono-pitched metal roof, the 125-square-meter two-bedroom home is raised off the ground and wrapped in black-stained glue-laminated timber . Black-painted aluminum window frames surround the large triple-glazed windows. Two covered terraces extend living space outdoors. Related: This modern log home in Finland is heated by the earth The light-filled interior is lined with timber treated with white wood wax and special batten wall panels, while clinker is used for the floors. Sweeping landscape and sea views can be enjoyed from the open-plan living room, kitchen, and dining area, as well as from the sauna . For insulation, the architects used 202-millimeter-thick laminated log walls and 500-millimeter-thick wood fiber insulation for the roof. Pluspuu (Finnish for “plus wood”) provides high-quality log houses in a variety of models and promotes the use of timber as a “breathable material with indisputably positive health effects.” + Pluspuu Via ArchDaily Images © Samuli Miettinen

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Exceptional prefab alpine shelter overlooks mind-boggling mountain views

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US Embassy in Helsinki Achieves LEED Platinum Status

May 5, 2014 by  
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The US Embassy in Helsinki, Finland designed by Moore Ruble Yudell is the first US diplomatic facility to achieve LEED Platinum certification . The energy efficient Innovation Center unveiled in 2013 has been joined by a new chancery and a retrofitted chancery, both of which were designed with sustainability in mind. Later this year a new ambassador’s residence built to the same LEED Platinum standards will be added to the campus, which boasts natural ventilation and triple glazed windows in addition to a slew of other green design strategies. Read the rest of US Embassy in Helsinki Achieves LEED Platinum Status Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green design , LED lighting , LEED Platinum US Embassy , Moore Ruble Yudell , sustainable design , triple glazed windows , US Embassy Helsinki

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