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Interactive floor plan: Apelle House, Finland, by Marco Casagrande

Finland Architecture News - Apr 30, 2014 - 11:26   2572 views

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Designing with a nautical theme can be a tricky business. But in the case of the Apelle house in Karis, in southern Finland, the reference is acceptable. By using locally sourced spruce in a small, 140 sq m home with no internal walls, Helsinki-based architect Marco Casagrande created a continuous, vessel-like home that he describes as 'sailing through the woods'. But the nautical comparison isn't limited to the design. In fact, the carpenters who were hired to build Apelle normally build boats, not buildings.