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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
We've seen some funky houses in our time, but this spiral house in Finland originally designed by artist Olavi Kopose might just take the cake. Clad in sustainable Siberian larch that naturally weathers over time, the green-roofed villa in Espoo has a footprint of just 231 square meters. It wards off the great northern winters with energy-efficient hydronic radiant floor heating, and the interior design is unlike anything we've ever seen.
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 , 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  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  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.
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URLs in this post:
 curvilinear design: http://inhabitat.com/tag/curvilinear-design/
 earthen fireplace: http://inhabitat.com/earthen-beehive-houses-have-been-keeping-syrians-naturally-cool-for-centuries/
 natural ventilation: http://inhabitat.com/tag/natural-ventilation/
 Contemporist,: http://www.contemporist.com/2013/03/14/house-in-espoo-by-olavi-kopose/
 Lea Jakama Oy: http://leajakama.fi/kohde.php?nro=9730059
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