project ö is a series of self-sufficient timber cabins on a finnish archipelago
 

project ö is a series of self-sufficient timber cabins on a finnish archipelago

designers aleksi hautamaki and milla selkimaki have recently completed a series of summer cabins situated on a 5-acre finnish island. titled ‘project ö’, the new structures boast an incredibly scenic position on the edge of finland‘s archipelago national park. the duo purchased the island two years ago and have since built the main, self-sufficient cabin with a sauna and workshop space.

project ö is a series of self-sufficient timber cabins on a finnish archipelago designboom

all images © archmospheres 

 

 

the buildings of project ö make reference to the traditional finnish archipelago aesthetics, with gabled roofs, deep eaves, extended gutters and vertical timber cladding. the shape of the cabins is long and narrow, which allows for large glazed surfaces with varying views, as well as possibilities for very different types of functions at the opposite ends of the building. for example, sundowner drinks with friends at one end, while the kids are sleeping in the other.

project ö is a series of self-sufficient timber cabins on a finnish archipelago designboom

sauna end

 

 

the vision was to have the necessary functions with as little space as possible. all individual spaces have been designed to be compact without compromising the functionality and comfort. the two buildings are just 70m² in total, yet they sleep 10 adults comfortably if needed. the island is totally self-sufficient, as it uses solar power for energy and filtered sea water for drinking. the houses have running water, flush toilet, heating, cooling, and a modern kitchen. hot running water is produced with a sauna stove and the same system provides heating to the floors.

project ö is a series of self-sufficient timber cabins on a finnish archipelago designboom

view inside the sauna

project ö is a series of self-sufficient timber cabins on a finnish archipelago designboom

the kitchen

project ö is a series of self-sufficient timber cabins on a finnish archipelago designboom

the outdoor kitchen

 

project ö is a series of self-sufficient timber cabins on a finnish archipelago designboom

view from the pier

project ö is a series of self-sufficient timber cabins on a finnish archipelago designboom

living room end

project ö is a series of self-sufficient timber cabins on a finnish archipelago designboom

view from the south

project ö is a series of self-sufficient timber cabins on a finnish archipelago designboom

looking north

project ö is a series of self-sufficient timber cabins on a finnish archipelago designboom

western side elevation

project ö is a series of self-sufficient timber cabins on a finnish archipelago designboom

the workshop

project ö is a series of self-sufficient timber cabins on a finnish archipelago designboom

the island

 

 

project info:

 

project name: project ö

location: archipelago national park, finland

design: aleksi hautamaki and milla selkimaki

photography: archmospheres 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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