Honka Markki is a two-storey residential house designed and built for a family of five. Designed by the award-winning Finnish architect Anssi Lassila, the house represents contemporary Nordic architecture with respect for the local tradition.
Markki is a modern log house inspired by traditional Ostrobothnian housebuilding. The two-storey house has a high and narrow shape, which is typical of houses in this area of Finland. This gives the house a simple, streamlined and angular look.
The house is designed by Anssi Lassila, known as an innovator of Finnish architecture who combines traditional building materials with contemporary architecture. His honours include, for example, winning the Finlandia Prize for Architecture in 2015.
As a material, logs make it possible to create architecture suitable for cities, with its continuous lines and clear joints. Massive wood structures also provide a better indoor climate and an authentic atmosphere.
The living area of 185.5 m² contains four bedrooms, a large open kitchen and living room, a dining room with a bay window and an outdoor sauna building and garage. The main building and the outdoor buildings form a peaceful and private yard area.
Downstairs, the large windows flood the space with natural light, while the surrounding landscape brings its colours inside. For this reason, the chosen colour palette is natural and simple.
The upstairs master bedroom opens out onto a beautiful lake landscape. When the landscape changes with the seasons, the colour scheme and atmosphere inside change along with it. The master bedroom has access to the balcony, which has a light structure allowing natural light to pass through.
This Honka log house is just perfect for our family! It’s cosy and warm, yet modern and architectural. We love the simple layout of the house, and its well structured ground plan and room division. We feel safe and secure in a log house, and appreciate its clean indoor air.
The side building houses a garage and storage space, as well as a sauna and guestroom. For the customers, the solution made the dream of an outdoor sauna a reality.
The look of the buildings is unified, and they are joined by larch terraces.The terraces of the main house and side building frame the sheltered yard, which is landscaped to fit in with the surrounding forest. The Finnish word “markki” is a loan from Swedish referring to an area of land. In the South Ostrobothnian dialect, “markki” refers to one’s own courtyard.
Thanks to two innovations by Honkarakenne—the non-settling Honka Fusion log and the Honka Zero Corner solution – the Honka Markki log house has an architecture that fits in well with many different environments, from urban city landscapes with small plots and tight zoning requirements to locations close to nature.
When built in a dense, urban environment, the structure enables peace and quiet even while being close to neighbours. The yard is divided practically for different activities, taking into account the needs of the whole family.
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- Building Type: Residential house
- Living area: 167,5 m2
- Rooms: 6 rooms, separate sauna building, car shelter and storage building
- Architect: OOPEAA / Architect Anssi Lassila
- Interior design: OMAdesign / Anna Tuohimaa
- Wall structure: non-settling Honka Fusion log FXL 204×260 mm / Honkarakenne Oyj
- Exterior walls: Treated with Tikkurila Valtti Color, Piki (5089).
- Interior walls: Treated with wood wax by Osmo Color, color Lumi
- Windows: Piklas EkoEnergia / Piklas Oy
- Doors: Kaskipuu
- Heating methor: geothermal pump, underfloor heating
- Building year: 2016
- Location: Seinäjoki, Finland
- Honka Id: 21287