215 sq ft
Yet another example that simplicity, economy, and reduction can be functional, as well as spatially and architecturally interesting. Some may say that this is nothing more than a expensive tool shed, but fans of sustainability, form, function, and minimalism may say otherwise. I great design challenge...what do you think about the price point and materials used? How could you do it cheaper while keeping it sustainable, and maintaining a high standard of form and function?
The cabin: it is a parallelepiped*; it measures 20 square meters (3 x 7.6 x 3.5h); it sits on white concrete pier foundations; the framing is Fir and metal; the siding is Northern Fir treated with linseed oil; the double-glazed low-e glass windows are wood, painted; the insulation is an innovative new product made from duck feathers (!!!); the interior is lined with formaldehyde-free OSB panels; the roof and window caps are made of zinc; all the interior wood joinery is painted; the flooring is rubber; the bathroom is brushed stainless steel; and the kitchen is from Ikea. The cabin was built in 15 days, elsewhere, delivered by truck to the prepared site, and finished in 60 days. Total cost was 30,000 Euros.
+ Architect: Atelier Correia
+ OSB Paneling - ISOROY
+ Rubber Flooring-Norament 925 from Nora-Freudenberg
+ Zinc-VM ZINC
+ Kitchen - Ikea Udden
+ Bathroom Fixtures-SUPRATECH