LEVEL 80 architects' prefabricated modular house perches on stilts, preserving its natural terrain

LEVEL 80 architects' prefabricated modular house perches on stilts, preserving its natural terrain

level 80 architects unveils prefabricated hdn modular cabin

 

Coexisting with nature, HDN Modular is a pilot project of the NOW-House modular system that rethinks paradigms of contemporary living. Realized by LEVEL 80 Architects, the project advocates for simpler yet elevated living in compact spaces, utilizing prefabricated construction systems and encouraging local production. The cabin, unintrusive to nature, perches atop metal stilts to preserves its natural terrain and minimizes need for extensive earthworks, while providing panoramic views that blur boundaries between indoor and outdoor realms. The architect has further integrated energy-efficient features and crafted a conscious material palette of primarily wood to achieve a synergy between human habitation and the environment. Suitable for year-round living it is a sustainable competitor to a cast-in-place house,’ notes the team.

LEVEL 80 architects' prefabricated modular house perches on stilts, preserving its natural terrain
all images courtesy of LEVEL 80 Architects

 

 

maximizing space with minimal impact on nature

 

HDN Modular addresses the client’s primary request for a tranquil, picturesque getaway in the forest, shaped with pain-free construction and minimized costs. LEVEL 80 Architects’ cabin design concept maximizes the site’s small footprint and comprises two spaces — the house space and covered terrace — utilizing volumetric modules and panelized constructions. The architects approached the living area, a module measuring 4 x 15 x 4h, with pre-made finishes, built-in furniture, and internal utility networks, meanwhile the panelized terrace was assembled off-site. The duration of installing the whole cabin totaled only a week.

 

The cabin’s facade is finished with burnt wood treated using the Japanese Shou Sugi Ban technique while the interior is adorned with plywood across walls, furniture, and doors. Polished concrete screed completes the flooring, and matte black finishes along the fittings evoke a sleek and modern ambiance. Floor-to-ceiling windows ensure both scenic views and energy efficiency.

LEVEL 80 architects' prefabricated modular house perches on stilts, preserving its natural terrain
NOW-House modular system project advocates for simpler yet elevated living in compact spaces

 

 

The cabin itself has a simple yet space-efficient layout with all elements compact and functional — including a kitchen-living space with a full-sized kitchen, a utility zone, a bathroom with a walk-in shower, and a bedroom with a working desk. We designed the warm outline of the house using a wooden frame that is suitable for cold climates. To ensure structural integrity during transportation, the wooden frame is reinforced with steel elements.

 

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LEVEL 80 architects' prefabricated modular house perches on stilts, preserving its natural terrain
nestled amid the forest with minimal impact on the environment

LEVEL 80 architects' prefabricated modular house perches on stilts, preserving its natural terrain
floor-to-ceiling windows ensure both captivating views and energy efficiency

LEVEL 80 architects' prefabricated modular house perches on stilts, preserving its natural terrain
the cabin comprises two spaces — the house and covered terrace

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LEVEL 80 Architects approached the module with pre-made finishes, built-in furniture, and internal utility networks

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internal surfaces are clad with plywood

kirill skorynin’s prefabricated modular house perches on stilts to preserve its natural terrain
the facade is finished with burnt wood treated using the Japanese Shou Sugi Ban technique

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project info:

 

name: HDN Modular
architecture: LEVEL 80 Architects

 

 

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edited by: ravail khan | designboom

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