Every year Finland hosts an unusual exhibition of ready-made residential buildings. Anyone can come in and see what a house built for specific customers looks like. And the owners will move into it later, when the exhibition is over. Our advice site has selected the main trends of Asuntomessut-2019.
Asuntomessut translates simply as “housing fair”. This is an exhibition of low-rise private houses, completely ready to move in. So you can appreciate not just the architecture that is now popular in Finland, the ultra-modern construction trends, but also the interior decoration, house design.
Asuntomessut allows you to “try on” the houses built for others, evaluate the convenience of the project, and choose interesting design approaches to the design of the space. This is a whole area of private houses, which this year is located in the city of Kouvola. Note that preparations for Asuntomessut begin ten years before the opening of the exhibition, projects are being prepared, construction is underway, and houses are being finished. Therefore, every year the event is held in different cities of Finland..
The first thing that all visitors of Asuntomessut-2019 noted was the impeccable design of the territories around the houses. The landscape design is laconic, restrained, modern, functional. Rest areas, outdoor hearths are required. The modern Finnish trend is purely nominal, low wooden fences, hedges, as well as rubble, gravel backfill instead of the traditional blind area.
The second notable trend in Finnish housing construction is the mandatory presence of an open terrace, veranda. And often not one. Very often, in many houses presented at the Asuntomessut-2019 site, a jacuzzi was installed on terraces and outdoor recreation areas as an alternative to a pool for which there was no place on the site. All jacuzzis have a folding screen to keep out debris and to keep small children safe. Finnish-style glazing of terraces – always frameless, so that the space looks as open as possible to the sun.
Note that the houses themselves are maximum two-story, with gable roofs, the architecture is simple, without unnecessary details.
Inside the houses, visitors to the Finnish exhibition noted several dominant trends at once:
- Maximum wood finishes. Even the usual hog tile, which the portal has already written about, was made of wood and decorated a kitchen apron;
- Panoramic windows. Or many standard and even small windows. Maximum natural light, which is very important for the Finnish climate. In addition, panoramic windows allow nature to enter the house;
- Scandinavian style is the main direction of design. The interiors are simple, without any special frills, furniture – for all times, classics that do not go out of fashion for decades, natural textiles, live plants as decor;
- Very calm, neutral children that do not need to be redone as the child grows up;
- Shades are natural, if bright colors are present, these are accents. In homes intended for young owners, graphite color was used dotted, as well as black plumbing;
- Planken is popular, plywood, which is used as a finish even without painting, in its natural form;
- White wardrobe in the hallway – that’s the whole furnishings of this room in many houses of Asuntomessut-2019.
Individual houses of the residential area built for the Asuntomessut-2019 exhibition were intended specifically for the elderly. With all the gadgets that help people with disabilities, a comfortable, open interior. There were houses that could house four or five single seniors, with separate bedrooms but a common living room set up for socializing.
By the way, many Finnish houses have a separate technical kitchen-laundry. With the ability to dry clothes, wash the dog’s paws after a walk, leave dirty shoes and clothes.
The organizers assure that Asuntomessut is the only European exhibition of private housing construction of its kind and is useful to absolutely everyone. Visitors can choose a project for their future home, learn something new for themselves in the field of decoration and interior design. Architects implement bold ideas, and developers stimulate sales of low-rise buildings.