by Gerry Mak in Architecture on Wednesday 21 July 2010

Helsinki-based Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen Architects built the beautifully simple Villa Mecklin on the archipelago of their home country. Nestled into small depression in the rocks along the shore, the little retreat is made from untreated wood that will grey naturally and blend in with the environment. It also features a sauna and a stove-heated cabin. No bells or whistles here, but its beauty lies in its simplicity.