Four Square Vacation Home in Virrat, Finland
Four distinct views inform the design of this intriguing black-clad vacation home in Finland by Helsinki’s Avanto Architects. Each room-wing of the vacation house faces one of the views.
Strikingly, the entire interior is painted glossy reflective white… continuing the snowy exterior indoors so that it would feel as if the warm stove has been set in the woods.
Even the essential Finnish sauna would feel as if it was just planted outside in the vast white snow.
The entrance is stark and unfurnished.
The vacation house is completely off the grid. Although there is a stream nearby, there is no running water.
Heat is provided just by two wood-burning stoves. One in the living space, and one in the bedroom, and another in the sauna.
Electricity is provided only by a solar system on the roof.