Located in Tenala, Finland, the wooden single-family house by MNy Arkitekter is an interpretation of the building traditions more commonly seen in the Baltic Sea regions.
Åkerudden is located in Tenala, approximately 100km west of Helsinki in Finland, in traditional rural landscape on the shore of a small lake. The plot is an old field which forms part of an estate that has been owned by the family for generations. The architectural style of the house is based on the characteristics and cultural context of the site.
The goals of its design were authenticity, simplicity, locality and sustainability. Its simplicity and obvious modesty approaches vernacular architecture with honesty and without pastiche. The load-bearing solid timber structure is an interpretation of the building traditions more commonly seen in the Baltic Sea regions. The timber frame structure is known as Fachwerkhaus in German. This style is evident in the natural structural rhythms of the interiors.
The abundance of locally grown and locally processed timber, natural insulation, a diffusion-open structure and geothermal heating all combine to form a sustainable and ecological building.