helsinki-based architecture studio pluspuu introduces its iniö cabin as a lakefront getaway along the scenic lake ruotsalainen in heinola, finland. while the postcard setting is located around 60 miles from the capital city, the house seeks to offer its occupants a retreat from urban life. built from durable spruce logs, the dwelling is defined by its double-height open plan and mezzanine space above. the interior is further opened up with full height glazing in the living space that introduces natural light and sweeping views.
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seeking an atmosphere that is more contemporary than traditional log houses, pluspuu designs its iniö cabin with sophisticated mitred corners. the interior finish furthers this contemporary expression with a timber batten ceiling built with finnish wood. the design team favors a building material of logs for their superior qualities of durability and air-permeability — the air inside the house will always have the correct balance of moisture and will help to maintain clean air conditions. the house is fit with triple-glazed wood-aluminium windows, wood fiber thermal insulation, and ecological geothermal heating.
the finnish house designer and builder pluspuu specializes in the design and construction of high-quality holiday homes for year-round use. the team seeks to create architecture that is welcoming in even the coldest times of the year. in most cases, pluspuu makes use of a completed model as a foundation which is later adjusted according to the site conditions and specific needs of each client.
project title: iniö house
location: lake ruotsalainen, heinola, finland