Although Finnish architecture may not be the first thing that pops into your mind when you think Samurai, Finnish architecture firm Helsinkizurich has used the highly-respected samurai weapon of choice as inspiration for a gorgeous home renovation. Originally built as a log home in 1951, the home has recently been reborn as Villa Samurai and comes complete with a dramatic samurai sword-shaped roof.
At the hands of the architects, the log home set in the countryside was extended to create a new living space for the owners. The four-story home’s extension allowed the architects to let their inner Japanese warrior rage in the form of a razor-sharp slanted roof.
Interestingly, the elongated pitched roof was not built directly onto the existing log home. The oblique addition was first constructed separately on a horizontal plane and then attached to the existing home using extra-large hinges. This method was used to circumvent the need to climb on the roof during the construction process.
The rest of the home’s features also pay homage to the spirit of the Japanese samurai. Along with the home’s various asymmetrical volumes, the dark color and irregular horizontal wood planks on the facade give the home a dark, enigmatic appearance.
Although construction on the project has just been finished, the home owners plan to install a Japanese garden around the home to complete the design.
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