In Finland, the regulation of construction has aimed to follow the development in society, but often with a delay. We have either drifted to making legal amendments or they have only been accomplished when the pressure for change has exceeded the endurance of society. Now the Act is renewed again – one of its objectives is the mitigation of climate change.
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When Eräpohja Architects started designing a holiday home on the edge of a nature reserve and in the vicinity of the grounds of a manor house, the authorities felt that it should be as unobtrusive as possible in the landscape.