Project Ö - Cabin in private island - Cabin in the rugged Archipelago of Finland - Lunawood
23.4.2021

Project Ö – Cabin in private island

Architect
Aleksi Hautamäki and Milla Selkimäki
Location
Skjulskäret, Finland
Photos
Lunawood Oy
Year
2019

Project Ö is one of the most beloved and appealing Lunawood projects of all time, and no wonder. The house is located on its own private island on the beautiful west coast of Finland. The island was bought by a husband and wife – team designing and building a unique spot from scratch, for themselves to escape.
The search for the perfect location itself took five years. The couple’s aim was to find a visually and functionally suitable wood material for the exterior claddings, terraces, and interior to achieve the perfect outcome. The absolute requirement was that the exterior materials withstand the harsh weather and respect the modern and minimalistic design. That’s why they ended up choosing Lunawood Thermowood as the main material.

Lunawood’s Thermowood is the perfect choice since the sustainable wood material is made from Scandinavian PEFC-certified pine and spruce from Finland. The exterior cladding, decking and interior panels are produced using natural methods; heat and steam. The end result is dimensionally stable, resistant to decay and non-toxic. It can be used inside or outdoors, in any climate. The vertical Thermowood facade flatteres the clean-cut aesthetics of the two houses.

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. The couple’s aim was to have all things necessary with as little space as possible. The two buildings are just 70m² in total. All individual spaces have been designed to be as compact as they can without compromising the functionality and comfort.

Sustainable Lunawood cladding and decking

Lunawoods’ Thermowood was chosen as the wood material for the facade, decking and interiors for it’s sustainable nature, appearance and durability in challenging climate conditions. The vertical Thermowood facade flatteres the clean-cut aesthetics of the two houses. The combination of several panels of different widths creates an interesting rhythm to the exterior 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. The couple’s aim was to have all things necessary with as little space as possible. The two buildings are just 70m² in total. All individual spaces have been designed to be as compact as they can without compromising the functionality and comfort.

Behind The Design - Project Ö

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