Musta Kukko is a house designed on a unique property.  The tall black building is standing on top of a steep rock in a natural forest context, visible from far, and providing for great views over the surrounding forests.  The interiors are including custom designed CLT furniture such as CLT kitchen counters and the Catwalk Dinner Table.  The facade is colored by torching, according to the ancient Japanese Shou Sugi Ban technique.


Kynttilä (candle) is a project set in a prestine forest on a narrow lake peninsula.  The task was to design and build and ecological and ascetic guest cottage, which blends in with the surrounding nature, and frames the beautiful view over the lake.  The CLT material is kept visible on the interior, and a large seamless glass provides for a strong connection between the bedroom and the outdoors.


The 72m2 two story artist studio is made of 280mm strong massive timber elements and was planned as an addition to an existing 150m2 home built in the 1960s.  The downstairs features a ceramics studio, the upstairs a music composing studio.  The dynamic play with stacked volumes reflects the two building functions, revealing a different character from each direction.


Features a central kink in plan, which avoids a direct view towards the neighbors, and leads the main spaces to face the ocean towards the west.  The structure consists of highly customized CLT elements.  In addition to the building’s electrical system, the ventilation system and lighting fixtures are fully integrated.  Siberian Larch timber is used for the façade, the flooring, and the furniture.

A Sauna

A SAUNA is a beach sauna project in the archipelago area of western Finland.  The floorplan is organized under a gable roof with the ridge dividing the spaces into a spa side in the west and a studio space in the east.  The architectural concept is based on maximizing the views towards the ocean and the evening sun direction.


ORTRAUM is actively commencing research and development of solid wood elements.  We experiment with free form elements (e.g. PLYDEN jig projects) and sandwich structures (PLYDEN pac projects).