Taking design cues from boats and airplanes, the Mikkeli Wave House completely reimagines the classic log home. A mixture of wood and steel form a unique curved design. The front elevation is clad in Finnish spruce while the rear opens up to the landscape with a glass facade. Exposed logs and beams are reminiscent of traditional cabin interiors but are modernized with a whitewash. Encased in glass, the main living area opens out to an expansive deck. Overlooking the water, the oversized roof extends over the terrace and hot tub creating a sheltered outdoor space to take in the views.
Photos: Hans Koistinen / Architect Seppo Mäntylä