Project Ö är ett nyligen avslutat fritidshusprojekt i utkanten av en nationalpark i den finska skärgården. Husdrömmen i den finska skärgården designades och realiserades av designparet Aleksi Hautamäki och Milla Selkimäki. De påbörjade projektet för cirka två år sedan då de köpte en helt egen ö där det sedan byggde ett huvudhus med tillhörnade bastu och en separat verkstad med ambition att var att skapa ett självförsörjande paradis.
For us, Project Ö was an interesting new enterprise, in which we definitely wanted to participate. Using Kontio’s structures and technical competences, we helped to make the fine architecture possible. The carefully considered details create the high-quality result, and immediately at the beginning of the designing, we saw that a lot of attention had been poured into the details. Timber is always a suitable choice for challenging conditions. In this project, the ecological timber merges wonderfully with the idea of self-sufficiency. Cooperation with Hautamäki was unreserved and pleasant. – Olavi Kujanen
The island is completely self-sufficient. The electricity is solar power from the island’s own solar panels and the drinking water is purified from seawater. The villa has running water and a normal toilet, heating and cooling and a modern kitchen. The sauna stove heats the service water and the same system works as the heat source of the underfloor heating. When you spend time here, you can truly feel like a part of the untouched nature.
Resident: Aleksi is a spatial designer and the founder of Bond Creative Agency and his spouse Milla is a graphic designer.
Project Ö has been presented in many magazines and online publications that report on international architecture and interior design. Top-line architecture and ecological solutions blended with the stunning Finnish archipelago is a globally attractive combination.