Project Ö, Aleksi Hautamaki and Milla Selkimaki’s self-sufficient dream
Finnish designer duo Aleksi Hautamaki and Milla Selkimaki have created Project Ö, a totally independent summer house on their island.
Aleksi Hautamaki and Milla Selkimaki are a couple of Finnish designers who, with their project called Project Ö, have created a small self-sufficient paradise. On their island on the edge of the Finnish Archipelago National Park, the couple built a completely self-contained two-storey house. Located on a wooden platform, the house, in addition to housing the normal living spaces such as bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, and living room, also includes a sauna and a laboratory and can accommodate up to 10 people.
Given the location of the house, the wood structure is interspersed with huge windows that allow you to have an almost 180 ° view of the sea on one side and the interior of the island on the other.
Aleksi Hautamaki and Milla Selkimaki wanted to give the outdoor spaces the same importance as the indoor ones, creating arcades around the two structures and creating covered spaces in the center of each structure, which allow you to spend the summer evenings outdoors and always have the opportunity to see what is going on inside the house.
Taking into account all the environments, it is fascinating to discover that the entire Project Ö is powered by solar panels on the roof and the water that reaches the toilets and sinks is that of the sea but filtered.
As for the production of heat, both for heating the water and for the heating system, is fully connected to the stove of the sauna.
The entire Project Ö project fits in perfectly with the place where it was built, representing the idea of a completely eco-sustainable future with minimal impact on nature.