by ša atelier

ŠA atelier was to create a transportable cabin that would be constructed in a workshop and then brought onto site.

This building had to be able to adapt to different contexts.

Consisting of columns, floors, walls, roof, etc.

The building can be transported in assembled or individual elements depending on the situation. A modular system allows the construction of different sizes and configurations of the building.

At the base design stage, it was unknown where exactly the building would appear. The only known contexts were climatic elements such as the information about the sun, wind and water.

As a result, the roof of the cabin looks as though it were floating in the wind. The building adapts to natural terrain by standing on slender legs of variable heights.

It also protects the structure from the heat of the sun and has a shape that collects rainwater, pours it from one plane to another and exhibits water flow.

The metal used in the construction and facade is non-coloured, leaving a unique pattern created during its manufacturing process. Inside the metal shell lies a warm natural plywood finish.

This way, all modular cabins have slightly different facade graphics.

The first cabin made its way to the lake island “Apple Island” in Lithuania with exceptional natural surroundings, characteristic terrain and native trees. This situation revealed the advantages of its architecture.

The site did not require local construction works, and the visually light volume of the building blended harmoniously into the unique natural landscape.

All interior components were designed individually for the cabin. The space hosts two double bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom. This extensive function was made possible by transformable furniture.

The folding glass door opens full width and interior expands to an outdoor terrace overlooking the lake.

Authors ŠA atelier (Gabrielė Šarkauskienė, Antanas Šarkauskas)
Year 2019
Location Apple Island, Lithuania
Clients MB “Piritas”
Structural Engineer Evaldas Šemeta
Surface 23 sqm
Photography Vaidotas Darulis     

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