Japan inspired lakeside house

This small family house – designed by INARO for a lakeside setting in the Häme region – reflects the client’s interest in Japanese culture. The lightweight timber and glass structure are suspended above the fragile lichen-covered rocky lakeside terrain, its large, glazed areas welcoming the natural surroundings into the interior of the building. A covered terrace encircling the building on all sides provides shelter from rain and direct sunshine, and unified beneath the same roof are an outdoor kitchen, the ofuro (Japanese bathtub) and Finnish sauna with a guest bedroom.