if slovenian architecture firm OFIS architects combined both its compact winter cabin and its 3shoebox house, the result would look something like its latest project. the resulting project is a self-contained wooden shell — flexible and adaptable for different locations, climate conditions and terrains. this compact house can be used as holiday cabin, a hideaway, treehouse or even a temporary habitation for research.


the project is a self-contained wooden shell, adaptable for different locations and climates
all images © janez martincic

 

 

OFIS architects’ basic living unit (4.50 m x 2.50 m x 2.70 m) offers accommodation, including a kitchen, bathroom, bed and seats. it joins horizontally and/or vertically and can be upgraded to twins-sized, triplets or similar. the structure is made using 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 and the unit furnishings can be used in various site contexts.


the structure is made using timber frames, which are reinforced by plywood boards on both sides

 

 

the ljubljana castle will serve as a temporary library where each floor will contain books of various topics. the underpasses with a beautiful view of ljubljana are intended for reading and resting, similar to the concept of the library under the canopy — the readers can enjoy reading under the chestnut trees. the facility itself promotes slovenian woodworking and traditional skills of wood crafts and carpentry.


the cabin can grounded either by steel anchors or removable concrete cubes


the cabin has a fully functional kitchen


the ground floor offers a somewhat spacious living room


the bathroom


the house features a minimally furnished seating area


this large windowpane illuminates the entirety of the top floor

 


an axonometric view of the compact cabin


the various façade materials used

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