Honka Fusion – the next generation of log homes
your solution for the urban, minimalistic style
Honka Fusion™ is our very own state-of-the-art concept that allows genuine massive wood to be easily combined with other building materials, such as glass, stone and steel. The non-settling Honka Fusion log allows us to build bolder and more diverse structures than ever before. Honka Fusion houses are very suitable for modern architecture and urban settings.
Since wood is an organic material, it changes its form over time. When wood dries, for example, it shrinks in the direction of its radius, which causes many traditional log houses to settle. Because innovation has always been our answer to the design and building challenges we face, we knew we could come up with the perfect solution: a non-settling log that allows us to build bolder and more diverse structures than ever before.
Savukvartsi is a Scandinavian style log home, designed and built with the Honka Fusion technology.
Honka Fusion revolutionised the log house design
The Honka Fusion log is manufactured from six sections that are laminated crosswise. The solution is based on minimizing the effects of settling with vertical middle layers of laminated logs. The non-settling characteristic is achieved by using a vertical wood lamella in the middle, a wood-on-wood profile, tight bolting that eliminates installation clearances and a special drying process.
A Honka Fusion house on the Atlantic coast of France.
Honka Fusion™ means that you can combine different materials and create spectacular architecture easily, without the settling spaces and wide architraves of traditional log construction. Still maintaining all the benefits of natural, solid wood.
Because of the non-settling Honka Fusion wall structure, logs can easily be combined with other materials, free of the wide architraves and settling spaces required in traditional log construction. Compared to traditional log technology, this gives architects and designers more room to design architecturally unique, modern buildings.
The non-settling Honka Fusion technology has many advantages:
- Producing high-quality massive wood wall structures that do not settle over time
- Enabling sophisticated, minimalistic details without the settling spaces or wide architraves of traditional log constructions
- Speeding up construction as preparations for settlements are not necessary
- Enabling direct fastening of different materials and structures, resulting in more stable and high-quality buildings
- Helping to make structures extremely airtight, which saves energy and means improved fire safety
- Maintaining all the benefits of traditional log houses
Combinations of materials
Massive wood is used as the load-bearing structure in Honka Fusion homes, but the façade walls may also combine many other exterior finishes, such as different types of panelling, steel, brick, stone or rendering.
Make the most of the daylight
Natural light contributes to well-being, happiness and productivity. The role of large windows is twofold: to let natural daylight in and to provide direct a view to the nature outside.
Add floor-to-ceiling windows, french doors and glazed panoramic windows to the load-bearing log frame with light contemporary mouldings. With the non-settling Honka Fusion stucture, there is no need for the wide architraves of traditional log homes.
Simplicity is the beauty of Scandinavian architecture. Honka Fusion homes are at ease in the urban environments as well as in the peace of the countryside. Honka Fusion houses can be equipped with minimalistic Honka Zero Corners instead of traditional cross corners or short corners.
The log profile of the Honka Fusion wall is very shallow and minimalistic and it combines tastefully with other materials to create harmonious spaces. Log surface can be treated with clear or coloured finishes to create the desired look.
Examples of Honka Fusion houses
Ww have built hundreds of Honka Fusion™ buildings in Finland, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, France and the United Kingdom. See some examples of Honka Fusion houses we have built.
You can take a bath before you go to sleep, admiring the view of the Atlantic coast. And wake up next morning, open the sliding doors of the master bedroom and enjoy the morning sun on the patio. What else could you ask for?
As the plan for this plot specified a stone-built house, it didn’t occur to us that a log house might be a possibility at first.