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Wood rules!

Log houses are a healthy and incredibly sustainable choice. A modern log house fits right in the cityscape...

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Knock on Wood

Timber isn't exactly a novel construction material, but today's designer are falling in love with it anew thanks to its sustainably managed, fire-retardant and carbon-capturing properties. Could it be the answer to some of the world's environmental problems?...

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Martyn Bullard is one of the top names in interior design: “modern does not have to mean restrained"

If you want to keep abreast of the brightest ideas in interior design right now, Martyn Lawrence Bullard is definitely someone you should know about. According to Elle Decor Bullard is one of the world’s top 25 interior designers. Architectural Digest, ranks him even more highly. Bullard's bold style fits perfectly even in log houses...

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The warmth of log is unique

Vanessa, an interior decorator, and her carpenter husband love wood. For their forested land in the Belgian Ardennes, they opted for a 350 m2 wooden home of Kontio’s log. Two years later, the couple are more convinced than ever of the virtues of building with solid wood...

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Building your dream in Switzerland

Living in the Valais region in Switzerland means living in a well-preserved environment, surrounded by high mountain tops, close to mountain lakes, and enjoying clean air throughout the year...

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World-Class Finnish Log Houses

Imagine an authentic log house, built with sturdy logs and with visible timber on the inside, just like in the log cabins of old. But there’s something more: a spectacular design carrying the prestigious Design from Finland label...

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Worried about climate change? Choose a log house!

Are you concerned about the state of our planet and eager to know what you can do about climate change? In discussions of these problems, there has been a lot of talk about traffic emissions and vegetarianism, but much less about housing. By opting for a Kontio log home, you’ll be doing a lot for the environment, with little effort...

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A Design Hotel on the Arctic Circle

The charming Arctic GlassHouse cabins are located next to the Santa Claus himself. The accommodation in a cabin is an experience, where you are surrounded by the arctic nature and can enjoy the magic of the Arctic Circle...

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The Pikku-Paavali Day Care Center

A small city in Northern Finland is a trendsetter for innovative log building. Pudasjärvi City grew tired of indoor air problems affecting the city's facilities and invested into log building. In a decade, the world's largest log school and a dozen other large public log buildings have been constructed in Pudasjärvi...

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Aurinkometsä - The Trendsetter

The Kontio Aurinkometsä was the first candidly modern log house. The house gave direction to the whole log building industry and elevated modern log architecture to a whole new level…

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BearPeak - Wonderful Wooden Ski Chalets

In partnership with property developers and architects, Kontio created a unique winter concept – the BearPeak Village in Åre, Sweden. Our philosophy was to create something that couldn’t be found anywhere else...

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Kontio Toive - The Wish

The paths of the two athletic outdoor-loving souls crossed a few years ago and the idea of a shared home was born rapidly. The genuine Saimaa lake landscape and Finland's pure nature with its blueberries were addictive, and the lot acquired at the last moment sealed the house project...

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Helsinki Fashion Week and Kontio Collaboration

Have you ever come home from a day in the countryside and felt... better? Mood altered, anxiety soothed, mind hushed? It seems obvious that getting out of the ceaseless grind of the city every once in a while might be good for your mental health and general wellbeing...

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Pudasjärvi builds with log

Pudasjärvi, a city in Northern Finland, grew tired of indoor air problems affecting the city's facilities and invested into log building. In a decade, the world's largest log school and a dozen other large public log buildings have been constructed. The town of over 8,000 residents has become a trendsetter for log building...

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