Guided by the desire to connect people with nature and to offer them a new type of small buildings which can allow them to embrace outdoor living without having to solely rely on customized projects which are developed over long period of time, studio Koto Design has come up with the idea of an off the shelf prefab cabin.
The dark exterior gives the cabin an elegant and mysterious appearance and a strangely attractive vibe
This housing solution is inspired by the Nordic concept of Friluftsliv which roughly translates as open-air living. The studio offers a series of cabin-like modules designed to offer a variety of functions and capable of being used as single standalone units or as modules in a more complex setting. Design-wise they’re sculptural and modern interpretations of traditional mountain retreats.
On the inside, the decor is surprisingly bright and airy considering the small footprint of the cabinThe glazed facade bring in lots of natural light, creating a very airy ambiance insideThe cabin module is simple, flexible and highly versatile
The modules are built using sustainable materials and also aim to be energy-efficient
The modules are compact and simple-looking, with dark facades which allow them to blend into the surroundings but also to stand out. They offer flexible living opportunities, with 1 to 4 bed options and the possibility to add extra features such as outdoor showers or saunas. Inside they feature minimalist storage walls which maximize the floor space and ensure a clean and modern aesthetic. Large glazed facade allow natural light to enter the spaces and cozy window seats and nooks maximize comfort and highlight the views.
The large windows are also designed to frame the views and to connect the cabins to their surroundingsSkylights bring in additional sunlight and help maintain a clean and breezy ambianceThanks to their highly versatile design and structure, the modules can adapt to a variety of different settingsThe minimalist and sculptural design gives the cabins a distinctive contemporary appearance