Designer Crush : Milla Selkimaki & Aleksi Hautamaki

The owners of this wooden cabin in Finland have recently been fortunate enough to acquire an entire island. Without palm trees and white sand, but also secluded and own. Milla Selkimaki and Aleksi Hautamaki are two designers, and they've built here a beautiful modern summer home, which is fully self-sufficient: the house uses solar energy, filters saltwater from the sea, is heated with the help of a sauna stove. The most harmonious integration into the most beautiful Finnish nature!



They call it the Project Ö, where “Ö” means ‘an island’ in Swedish. They purchased the 5-acre island, on the edge of the Archipelago National Park, and have built the main cabin with a sauna and the workshop.



The buildings pay a tribute to the traditional Finnish archipelago aesthetics, with cabled roof, long eaves, extended gutters and vertical cladding. The shape of the cabins is long and narrow, which allows for large window 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.



The vision was to have all things necessary with as little space as possible. All individual spaces have been designed to be as compact as they can without compromising the functionality and comfort. The two buildings are just 70m² in total, yet they sleep 10 adults comfortably if needed.


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Nina



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Source : Project Ö