Reinventing the Classic Finnish Cabin

Traditional but with a Modern Touch

 

Located in Varkaus, Finland, Cabin K was designed by London-based architect, Sini Kamppari. This beautiful 56 sqm. summer home is a renovated traditional Finnish cabin with a classic gable roof form and log walls. The structure, cladding and the deck are made with treated pine wood. Inside, you will find a spacious living room with a high ceiling and large operable windows to let natural light and ventilation in the house. There is also a lofted bedroom with a treehouse feel. The details, volume, abundance of light and additional living space set it apart from the dark and cozy feel of a conventional Finnish cabin. Take a look at these photos and tell us what you think on our Facebook Page! 

 

Cabin K is the first built project by Finnish-born Kamppari, who set up her London practice Studio Kamppari in 2013. This space connects with a small “whimsical” loft with slatted elements in the floors and walls, which allow light to filter through from below. Slats of timber cover three sides of the building to provide sufficient protection from rain and sun. These slats are designed to be replaced as they weather, to prevent damage to the structure beneath. All exterior wood was coated with a traditional iron-oxide treatment to accelerate the natural greying process of the wood, while the interior surfaces were left unaltered. A double-height room forms the main living space for the house, and is bracketed by a pair of large windows that open out to the deck.

 

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