Modern Log Villa in Central Finland / Pluspuu Oy

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  • Architects: Pluspuu Oy
  • Location: Finland
  • Architect In Charge: Esa Liesmäki
  • Area: 100.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Samuli Miettinen
  • Design Engineer: Mikko Kyläkoski
  • Interior Designer: Juho Pietarila
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From the architect. Modern log villa in the beautiful lake landscape of Central Finland The villa is constructed of 202 mm thick laminated timber logs with modern mitred corner joints.

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It has a large window wall which opens up directly onto the beautiful lake landscape. The house is built to withstand frosty winter temperatures of -30 °C from time to time.

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Unlike in traditional log buildings, there are no overlaps or visible cross corners in the modern log construction. Geothermal heat is used as a heat source – the heat is pumped out of a well drilled in the ground.

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In the summer, the outside temperature may be

Ground  Floor Plan
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than 30 degrees – cool air is then pumped from the ground into the building.

Ground  Floor Plan Ground Floor Plan

The 202 x 205 mm laminated timber log consists of three-layer glued pine – the hard heartwood always forms the outer layer. In Finland, logs are also used for constructing schools and kindergartens, for example, these days.

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The most important criterion for using timber logs in the construction of public buildings is the clean and healthy indoor air in the log house.

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The windows are triple-glazed thermal glass. Blown-in wood fibre insulation, made of a material as breathable as timber logs, is used for the roof insulation. So we can talk about a truly ecological construction approach.

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