koto's angular timber cabin provides the ideal space for remote working

koto's angular timber cabin provides the ideal space for remote working

in light of the shift towards remote working due to COVID-19, koto unveils the first in a series of multi-functional modular cabins. the flexible space can be used as a place of work, or simply as a place to enjoy nature. the angular design will be available both on and off grid, and at various sizes and prices. 

koto's angular timber cabin provides the ideal space for remote working

all images by edvinas bruzas

 

 

the first structure of the series has been developed in partnership with the new art centre – an art gallery in roche court, the UK. the design assumes an elegant and functional sculptural geometric form with large glazing that frames views of the garden. an all timber construction, the structure is entirely natural and carbon neutral. to achieve the final shape took many hours of meticulous detailing, working closely with koto’s fabricators. ‘we want to disrupt how we see the conventional work office and have created a truly inspiring space that enhances the landscape giving people privacy with direct access to nature.’ – zoe little, founding partner at koto.

koto's angular timber cabin provides the ideal space for remote working,

 

 

‘brancusi stated that ‘architecture is inhabited sculpture’; to honour and celebrate this thinking the new art centre commissioned koto to design a sculptural cabin. the cabin acts as a functional piece of fine art and sits comfortably next to sculptures by richard deacon and michael craig martin at the new art centre sculpture park. koto’s inaugural piece sensitively pairs the outside surroundings with a multi-functional space that can be used by all. this limited edition work perfectly encapsulates brancusi’s sentiment.’ – lewis dalton gilbert, creative director of the new art centre.

koto's angular timber cabin provides the ideal space for remote working

 

 

as a reflection of the partnership with new art centre, this first space draws inspiration from the sculpture gardens and the new art centre and is imagined as an inhabitable space within the setting of the landscape and the surrounding works of art. the charred timber exterior draws from koto’s japanese design influence and the ancient japanese philosophy wabi sabi, focused on accepting the transient nature of life and the beauty in imperfection. ‘wabi-sabi is the perfect remedy to today’s hectic pace and obsession with perfectionism. inside the wooden sculpture, light is refracted from many angles of the structure to evoke a sense of shelter and warmth.’ – theo dales, founding partner at koto.

koto's angular timber cabin provides the ideal space for remote working

koto's angular timber cabin provides the ideal space for remote working

koto's angular timber cabin provides the ideal space for remote working

koto's angular timber cabin provides the ideal space for remote working

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