City corner or Long corner? Choosing log house joint type of your wooden house.

Your future log house can be built using one of the many corner options or joints. Read this article to understand the differences between City corner, Eagle corner,  Classic corner or Long corner!

Classic corner – a good option for the countryside

Log house model Scandinavia with classic long corner by Rovaniemi Log House.
Log house model Scandinavia with classic long corner by Rovaniemi Log House.

One of the important choices when building a log house is the corner or joint of the building. Long corner and city corner are just some of the options. Traditionally, log houses have been made in Finland and all around the world using the Long corner. This is the easiest solution that offers a lot of support and sturdiness for the structure. With long corner the logs extend over the join, creating that classic look! The log house duo of Helios and Aura, pictured below, uses the classic long corner to its advantage!

Helios wooden house with long corner by Rovaniemi Log House
Helios wooden house with long corner by Rovaniemi Log House

Long corner is a great option for construction in the areas where building regulations are loose or do not apply at all. Long corner is the natural option for building a log house in the countryside, in the forest or, if you are specifically looking for that classic view! You just cannot go wrong with the long corner!

The long corner is now available in both modern and classic variation. With a classic long corner, the facet of the log is larger and sturdier. With a modern long corner, the facet has a more clean and minimal look.

City corner – modern solution for the city

Log house construction with modern city corner in Austria by Rovaniemi Log House
Log house construction with modern city corner in Austria by Rovaniemi Log House

Recently, log house construction has been on a rise in Europe. A log house can be a perfect solution for a busy residential area! There are many reasons to choose a log house, for example, excellent air quality, nice acoustics and heat retention. However, in certain city areas, house regulation can prohibit log houses from being constructed. The use of traditional long corner has been one of such obstacles. The arrival of a new production technologies enabled the creation of modern solution, the city corner. From now on, log house can be a great solution for the modern city!

City corner, also known as “Eagle corner”, is designed to fit the requirements and styles of the residential area. The corner is short and it fits very well in the city. With city corner, the logs do not extend over the joint, creating a clean and modern look.

City corner is an ideal option for the city living. Pudasjarvi Finland.
City corner is an ideal option for the city living and construction. Pudasjärvi School Finland.

In some ways, city corner is more advanced than traditional long corner. One of its key features, is that city corner technology provides better air tightness than the traditional corner. Many of our log houses are available with this modern option. Lately, more and more of our custom log house designs are made with the city corner. Also, public buildings like Pudasjärvi School Campus, are benefiting of the city corner technology. It is even used in leisure housing, such as vacation cottages and Arctic Glass Houses. Such cottages were recently completed in Santa Park Arctic World in our hometown of Rovaniemi.

Arctic Glass House in Rovaniemi.
Arctic Glass House in Rovaniemi. Photo by Alexander Kuznetsov.

As with the long corner, city corner can also come with a modern or more classic look. The facets or bevels of the logs can be longer and more pronounced, or shorter, cleaner and more modern. Here is a classic one:

Log house with classic city corner in Rovaniemi Finland
Log house with classic city corner in Rovaniemi Finland

And here is the modern version:

Modern version of city corner by Rovaniemi log house
Modern version of city corner by Rovaniemi Log House. This type of wooden houses fit to all landscapes

Another option for city corner is so called “Neo corner”. With Neo corner, the intersecting logs of the joint are placed on the same, equal level. With classic or city corner, the logs are placed half of their height apart. Neo corner enables even cleaner and progressive look that will fit well into the city!

Log House Neo Corner Solution
Log House Neo Corner Solution, photo by Kontio.

Now, it’s time to choose the log house of your dreams!

P.S. You might be also interested in the choice of our log house materials! Read also why we only use the Ecological Lappish Pine!

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