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About Finnish society & culture. From snow to sauna, from natives to Nokia.
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Marinetek Unveils Finland’s First Floating Village!

Marinetek Unveils Finland’s First Floating Village! | Finland | Scoop.it

The Marinetek Group and Sito are currently constructing Finland's first floating village! The lightweight floating villas are equipped with energy-saving systems and technologies, and they were designed to withstand extreme winds and wave conditions. Located in Pori, the project is aiming for LEED certification and it will comprise a total of 16 houses when completed.

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China Super Buyers, The first floating vacation village in Finland.  Live-on-Water.

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My New Helsinki Apartment

My New Helsinki Apartment | Finland | Scoop.it
Helsinki Apartment Consumes Me and My Time   After waiting for some seven years I got offered a new apartment in Helsinki.If you are wondering why I have been postio little over the last few...

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Little House on the Baltic - On Location - nytimes.com

Little House on the Baltic - On Location - nytimes.com | Finland | Scoop.it
Two architects created an eco-friendly urban getaway: a 150-square-foot cottage on the west side of the city in Helsinki - that’s a 10-minute bike ride from their three-bedroom apartment.
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Matti Suuronen’s Futuro house to go on display in Rotterdam

Matti Suuronen’s Futuro house to go on display in Rotterdam | Finland | Scoop.it
Prototype of iconic Finnish design from 1960s belongs to collections of Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum

A futuristic Futuro house designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen will be on display at an exhibition at the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam.
The exhibition which starts on Saturday will display the Futuro prototype, which the museum acquired in its collections in 2007 with support from the Dutch lottery operator BankGiro Loterij...

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PTT: Housing prices to drop

PTT: Housing prices to drop | Finland | Scoop.it

Apartment prices will fall in coming years, but only moderately, says Pellervo Economic Research PTT. Housing prices took a downward turn at the end of last year, though rents continued climbing.

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Nordic Classicism style wooden buildings in Puu-Käpylä built in the 1920's - Käpylä, Helsinki

Nordic Classicism style wooden buildings in Puu-Käpylä built in the 1920's - Käpylä, Helsinki | Finland | Scoop.it
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Amazon.com: Small Houses in Finland (9789516827516): Esa Piironen: Books

Small Houses in Finland

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This book presents a selection of the best single-family houses in Finland from the last 25 years. Each of the 29 houses presented shows a different approach to the design of a small house, from the site placement to the plan layout, facades, and use of materials, down to to the handling of the construction details. All the houses are environmentally friendly and located in different environments, from countryside to city, from seashore to inland.
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Edward.Hugh.Blog: Bubble Trouble In Finland?

Edward.Hugh.Blog: Bubble Trouble In Finland? | Finland | Scoop.it
According to an intriguing article I read in Bloomberg recently an alert signal has been sounded due to the fact that house prices in the Scandinavian countries have been rising very rapidly of late. Judging by what they explain what is now going on in the housing markets of Norway, Sweden and Finland would seem to have all the hallmarks of a "mini-bubble", one which is all the more perplexing given the lowish level of economic activity which characterises the current environment. But then I asked myself, and those whopping German export numbers we saw in the second quarter, wheren't they also some kind of "mini bubble" which was quite out of keeping with what we should expect to be seeing.
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