Located in Iisalmi, Finland, House Y represents both a generational and ecological shift. The owners wanted to replace an unsightly “McMansion” with a residential house that took advantage of the natural light conditions and scenic vistas. The resulting structure — made up of three barns put together in a Y-shape — allows for an uninterrupted 245-degree lake view and plenty of light, thanks to a series of massive glass windows. The lake side is polished and modern, while the front side, featuring the main entrance, shows off a more rustic, traditional quality. The wooden exterior is untreated so that it will age and turn grey over time, while the interior is clad in white spruce for an exceedingly warm, inviting aesthetic.