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Brief Published: 6 Dec 2010

Luuku House


Proving that energy efficient spaces can be compact and stylish, students from Aalto University in Finland have won the Wood Award 2010 for their design of an innovative zero-energy wooden house called Luuku: a 42sq m house designed especially with eco-credentials in mind.

The Wood Award is an annual prize from the Finnish Timber Council, which promotes wood as the most ecological construction material. In light of this, Luuku was the perfect choice – run entirely on solar power, the house has sensors that monitor how much energy is being used plus a number of other innovative building solutions, including insulation and air and humidity controls.