LIVING UNIT

Cities: MILAN
Countries: ITALY
Categories: EXPO AND EVENTS
Designer: OFIS ARHITEKTI
Date: 2017
The research for the Cabin was initiated by OFIS architects & Permiz, C+C, C28 and AKT to develop self-contained wooden shell, flexible and adaptable on different locations, climate conditions and terrains.  
It can be used as holiday cabin, hide away, tree house or short-time habitation for research, tourism or shelter; its small size allows easy and different transport possibilities.  
The basic unit (4.50m X 2.50m X 2.70m) offers accommodation (with kitchen, bathroom, bed and seats) and joins horizontally or vertically and upgraded to twins, triplets or similar. 
The structure is made by timber frames which are reinforced by plywood boards on both sides. The cabin can be fixed on the ground either by steel anchors or removable concrete cubes. 
The interior treatment is changeable and flexible. Unit furnishings can be used in various site contexts. 
The material promotes use of wood – natural, ecological and human friendly material. The façade and interior treatment can be changeable and flexible, so the unit in its material and finishing can be used in various site context. 

Photo credits: Janez Martincic
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