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Spiraling Green-Roofed Espoo House Clad in Siberian Larch Up for Sale in Finland

Posted By Tafline Laylin On March 21, 2013 @ 9:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,energy efficiency,Environment,Gallery,Green Roof | No Comments

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Listed on a real estate site in Finland, this curious Espoo House doesn’t come cheap at €690,000, though admittedly we are not well versed on that country’s current real estate market. But what makes it so curious, apart from its unique curvilinear design [1], is the funky use of a bizarre material palette on the inside, which includes carpet, shingled interior walls, concrete and gorgeous ceramic tiles.

Heating is supplemented with an earthen fireplace [2] in a swirling living space with seating that lines the curved walls. Large cutouts in the Siberian larch-clad house ensure plenty of daylighting and natural ventilation [3] and the kitchen counters are lined with the most striking white tiles adorned with blue script. A different kind of tile lines a cocoon-like shower in the bathroom, rounding off one of the most unusual homes that has appeared on this site.

Via Contemporist, [4] Lea Jakama Oy [5]

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[1] curvilinear design: http://inhabitat.com/tag/curvilinear-design/

[2] earthen fireplace: http://inhabitat.com/earthen-beehive-houses-have-been-keeping-syrians-naturally-cool-for-centuries/

[3] natural ventilation: http://inhabitat.com/tag/natural-ventilation/

[4] Contemporist,: http://www.contemporist.com/2013/03/14/house-in-espoo-by-olavi-kopose/

[5] Lea Jakama Oy: http://leajakama.fi/kohde.php?nro=9730059

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