After purchasing a previously uninhabited island in the Finnish Archipelago National Park, designers Aleksi Hautamaki and Milla Selkimaki began work on their rugged retreat. Project O — named for the Swedish term for island — is a pair of self-sustaining timber cabins sited on a rocky outcropping. Housing the main living spaces in one unit and a workshop and saun in the other, the shelters are powered by solar panels on the roof and utilize the surrounding sea to supply water for drainage, sinks, and toilets. Hot water, as well as heating for the floors, are sourced from the sauna's stove. Compact interiors and a minimal aesthetic help keep the focus on the coastal landscape.
Photos: Marc Goodwin / Project O