An interest in the architecture of summer villas, their interiors
and particularly energy saving and sustainable solutions is
clearly on the increase. Villas & Saunas in Finland, first published
in 2007, is now available in a new, extended edition.
The new edition includes eight extra projects, featuring energy
saving and low emission solutions for holiday home construction.
The principles of ecological building have also been taken
into consideration in the projects featured in the first edition
of the book.
Press release, June 23th 2010
The new, extended edition of Villas & Saunas in Finland presents 31 summer residences and 17 saunas,
on sites ranging from the archipelago to the Finnish lake district and the fells in the north of Finland. The
48 uniquely designed buildings represent the best in Finnish holiday home and sauna architecture in recent
years. The buildings differ from each another in interesting ways, from small log cabins to luxury villas
and modern smoke saunas. Each project is presented in detail, through photographs, drawings and
texts written by the architects themselves.
The selection of buildings in the book has been made by architect Harri Hautajärvi. In his two accompanying
articles he discusses the history of Finnish summer villa architecture and the way of life spent in the
villas, as well as the sauna culture and sustainable building.
Villas & Saunas is intended for everyone interested in summer villas, cottages and saunas, for their owners,
for those who dream of owning one as well as designers and students in the building sector.