Christmas may be over, but it’s still possible to visit the home of Santa Claus, and stay in these incredible igloo-style glass cabins. Helsinki-based firm, VOID Architecture designed the wooden huts with massive heated glass panels in Lapland, Finland to give visitors a serene place to stay while exploring the winter wonderland.
The resort is located in Rovaniemi, the beautiful capital of Finland, known for its picturesque winter months. According to the architects, the structures were designed to be modern takes on the traditional igloo design. The individual cabins are built out of timber with large glazed walls that slant inwards as they reach the roof’s apex. The double height walls, made out of large triple-glazed panels, create an immersive feel to the interior, creating a strong connection with natural surroundings.
The interior design of the living area was designed to offer a warm and comfortable home away from home. Taking into account the extreme winter weather in the area, all of the glass surfaces are heated to allow guests to fully enjoy taking in the views from virtually anywhere.
Light wood paneling and modern, yet comfortable furnishings were used throughout the guest huts to create a cozy cabin atmosphere. Each structure contains a large living space with double height ceilings, two bedrooms, a bath and kitchen. Additionally, guests can enjoy their own private sauna and outdoor hot tub located on a large terrace.
Guests to the resort can enjoy the views from the comfort of their own accommodation or visit the resort‘s large restaurant and lounge, also built with a fully glazed facade. Large sliding glass doors lead out to an expansive balcony that provides stunning panoramic views of the snowy landscape. The resort also offers plenty of activities to enjoy the amazing surroundings.
Photography by Timo Laaksonen via VOID Architecture