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Luukku House

The first place winner of the architecture portion of the European Solar Decathlon has just been announced, and the prize goes to… Team Finland’s beautiful wood-clad Luukku House! The Luukku House (the term refers to a small hatch or door, and is also a colloquial term for a residence) follows a longstanding Finnish tradition of extensive and inventive use of wood as a construction material. Wood is also a low-embodied energy material, and the Luukku House team has calculated not only the carbon footprint of the building construction (14,778 kg), but also the carbon storage the building represents (26,245 kg).

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  1. Winners Announced for t... June 27, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    […] visitors who gazed at the unusually shaped Fablab house, doted over the cozy interior of the  Luukku House, and reveled over the superior craftsmanship of the Bambu house. The 17  houses were […]

  2. binj09 June 25, 2010 at 12:29 am

    I love it

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