Built by local carpenters who work on house as well as boat construction, Apelle bears hints of both through form as well as subtle, minimalistic touches. The wood-based home in Karjaa was designed by Marco Casagrande to embrace the use of a multi-functional space often seen in traditional Finnish architecture. Like the structural masts between ship decks, a white metal stove separates one space from the next and serves as a division between the bed and the rest of the room. Three circular windows in series sit at the façade, alluding to similar lookouts on vessels at sea. The planked floors and parallel skylights create the sensation of the home at harbor among the surrounding woodland.

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