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  7. Living Unit / OFIS Architects

Living Unit / OFIS Architects

  • 03:00 - 23 June, 2017
Living Unit / OFIS Architects
Living Unit / OFIS Architects, © Janez Martincic
© Janez Martincic

© Janez Martincic © Janez Martincic © Janez Martincic © Janez Martincic + 42

  • Architects

  • Location

  • Architects in Charge

    Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Janez Martincic, Tomaz Cirkvencic, Andrej Gregoric, Sara Carciotti, Lucas Blasco Sendon, Jose Navarrete Jimenez
  • Area

    30.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • C+C Project Team

    Claudio Tombolini, Cristiana Antonini
  • C28 Project Team

    Francesco Sforza, Federico Pasqualini, Antonello Michelangeli
  • Structural Engineering

    AKT, Milan Sorc - Projecta d.o.o.
  • Contractor

    Bostjan Perme - Permiz d.o.o. ( ), Slovenia
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Janez Martincic
© Janez Martincic

Text description provided by the architects. The research for the Cabin was initiated by OFIS, C+C, C28 and AKT along with contractor Permiz to develop Self-contained wooden shell, which can be flexible and adaptable on different locations, climate conditions and terrains.


They can be used as holiday cabins, hide away, tree houses or short-time habitations for research, tourism or shelter; their small size allows easy and different transport possibilities.

© Janez Martincic
© Janez Martincic

The basic unit can contain habitation for 2 people with double bed, wardrobe, table with chairs and possibility to install bathroom, and kitchenette. If needed 2 or more cabins can be combined together creating a larger habitation that could inhabit 4-6 people. They can be combined vertically (like here in Parco Sempione) or horizontally.

© Janez Martincic
© Janez Martincic
© Janez Martincic
© Janez Martincic

The structure are timber frames that are reinforced by plywood boards on both sides. The cabin can be fixed on the ground either by steel anchors or removable concrete cubes.

© Janez Martincic
© Janez Martincic

The material promotes use of wood – natural, ecological and human friendly material. The façade and interior treatment can be changeable and flexible, so the unit in its material and finishing can be used in various site context.

The living units exhibited on Milan Design Week are available on Sale.


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Cite: "Living Unit / OFIS Architects" 23 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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