Wide, Nail-Free Cladding
In the 118-square-meter detached house designed and built by Anne and Pete Louhisola, the exterior cladding is extraordinary wide; 28 mm in thickness and 270 mm in width. The streamlined Topcoat-W profile was chosen as the panel profile because of its narrow open seam. The wide panels are made of glued spruce which reduces the shaping of the wood compared to the solid wood panel. The shape of the Topcoat exterior cladding leaves the nail heads hidden and improves the weather resistance and aesthetics of the facade. The wide exterior cladding panels were delivered to the site pre-painted which speeds up construction and the end result is a fully finished surface for years to come after installation. Wooden laths were made to rhythmize the modern look of the building and bring visibility to the outdoors. Built of heat-treated pine, the linear terrace of about 300 square meters is protected by two smaller buildings in addition to the residential house; garage with storage and a 28-square-meter sauna house. Much of the terrace is open, but a modern pergola and glazed indoor terrace were built to complement the yard’s functions.