Mini Living Urban Cabin
The Mini Living Urban Cabin is part of an ongoing series of installations that take delight in small yet well-designed multi-functional living spaces. The project adopts a highly creative and fun approach to economising on space, challenging how we think of urban living and drawing inspiration from the local surroundings. Our crew have recently finished installing the LA incarnation of this project as part of the 8th Los Angeles Design Festival.
The cabin design is agile, comprising two pre-designed living units with a flexible space between which is adapted by a local architect in each destination city: in this case, LA architects FreelandBuck. The two pre-designed units were manufactured by us: an aluminium framework was clad externally with a white-sprayed perforated aluminium sheet, and internally with an oiled 12mm plywood. The structure was installed on a roofspace in downtown LA.
Attention to detail was key in both design and execution. The manufacture employed a range of detail such as tiny concealed button fixings, bespoke 3D printed geometric pegs and high-quality paint finish. Our experience in delivering a range of structures and pavilions was brought into play, although as far as we know, this is the first structure we’ve built in which visitors can actually spend the night.
The views over LA, our crew tell us, are amazing.