House Savukvartsi by Honkarakenne
Honkarakenne have introduced their latest project House Savukvartsi at the House fair 2015 in Vantaa, Finland where the home is located. It is an eco-friendly city house designed for three generations. The house was actually designed by architects Jaakko and Elizaveta Parkkonen as their own private home. They designed it to reflect the dream that they share with their parents. A dream of a home for several generations of the family.
Naturally, the home is split into two separate properties where the larger one is occupied by the young couple and their son where as the smaller one belongs to the husband’s parents.
From the architects: ” The soundscape of a log house is quiet. Combined with the natural warmth of genuine wood and the good indoor air quality, it creates a very comfortable living environment.
The building is heated using solar thermal collectors and a waterbearing fireplace. The pitch of the roof has been calculated to allow for the perfect angle in relation to the sun. The most optimal angle is 35 degrees, and at Savukvartsi, we have gone for 34. “
“The family accommodation downstairs also includes a shared living area, as well as an orangerie with wonderful high ceilings, the perfect spot for curling up to read a book. The bedrooms are located on the first floor, away from the public areas.
The property has the smallest carbon footprint of all the properties showcased at the Vantaa Housing Fair. It is rated B for energy efficiency. Its eco-friendly credentials include natural, low-emission and recyclable materials offering easy maintenance, healthy structures and the latest home technology solutions.”