Ruka Panorama Village
A Modern Alpine village
Ruka Fell in northern Finland is a huge draw for nature lovers and skiers alike. The villas at Honka’s Panorama Village offer a remote tranquil setting coupled with easy access to the local pistes and cross country ski tracks.
The detached and semi-detached villas, designed for Honka by Schauman Architects, were built using solid wood logs. Intended for round-the-year use, the energy efficiency of these Honka holiday properties is additionally enhanced with the addition of a feature wall that allows stunning panoramic windows to be installed. All properties are heated using ground source heat pumps and hydronic underfloor heating systems.
When we designed the Honka Panorama Village houses and outbuildings, we wanted to place them in a pattern inspired by small Alpine villages. The architectural idiom for the semi-detached properties is classic with modern touches. In these cosy and welcoming properties, the stunning nature that surrounds them is forever present.
The stylish semi-detached holiday properties at Honka Panorama Village have an internal floor area of 85 m2, with a 35 m2 mezzanine floor and a spacious 40 m2 outdoor patio, as well as two separate bedrooms. The design brief was to create light-filled interiors with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and the Ruka fell.
Thanks to the mezzanine floor, the Honka holiday properties are suitable for up to eight guests. They come complete with an additional 9 m2 storage area that is ideal for sports equipment.
- Project type: Residential area
- Living area: 85 m2 + loft 35 m2
- Patio: 40 m2
- Bedrooms: 4
- Method of heating: Geothermal heat pump and hydronic underfloor heating
- Architect: Schauman Architecs
- Wall structure: Square log 134 + insulation
- Year of construction: 2011
- Location: Kuusamo, Finland
- Honka ID: 04639, 004716, 004717
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