Finnish style is an architectural style, for which asceticism and functionality of buildings, laconicism of forms, restrained color schemes, the almost complete absence of decorative elements and the use of natural materials are inherent. Finnish style is also known as Scandinavian. It combines the diversity of the traditions of the northern peoples of Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Iceland and stood out in an independent style only in the 19th century.
Squat houses made in this style are usually single-storey (sometimes with an attic floor). They have an elongated rectangular shape with an entrance on the long side. Also for buildings in the Finnish style are characterized by a large window, bay window and an open terrace, which often leads to a sauna, located under the same roof with the house.
The facades of buildings in the Finnish style are laconic and strict. Most often two colors are used in the decoration, one of which is necessarily white. They paint the doors, trim windows and cornices. The main color is represented by carmine, gray, brown, beige and green tones.
A feature of the internal layout of the houses is a closed entrance hall with built-in wardrobe and multi-level floors with wooden or parquet floors in the ceremonial rooms and tiled in the utility rooms.
For the construction of Finnish houses are usually used hexagonal logs or timber, which are connected in a special way, preventing the formation of cracks between the crowns of the log house. In houses built in the Finnish style, the ends of the bars or logs do not protrude beyond the walls, since they are folded in the so-called ‘city angle’ way. Thanks to the installation of logs with the help of wooden dowels, which sew 2-3 logs in a checkerboard pattern, the walls of Finnish houses look like monolithic.
As a rule, houses in the Finnish style form a single whole with the natural landscape.