Nolla Cabin

Val­lisaari, Fin­land

Elle Decoration (South Africa) - - DISCOVER -

Min­i­mal im­pact meets max­i­mum de­sign in Nolla Cabin, a project by Fin­nish de­signer Robin Falck, who was called on by re­new­able en­ergy com­pany Neste to present a sus­tain­able liv­ing so­lu­tion with a neg­li­gi­ble car­bon foot­print. The re­sult is a 10m2 mo­bile dwelling, cur­rently on the Helsinki is­land of Val­lisaari in Fin­land, that can be sim­ply dis­as­sem­bled and trans­ported with­out heavy ma­chin­ery. Pedestals at its base are fully ad­justable, so the cabin can adapt to dif­fer­ent types of ter­rain and won’t dam­age the land when it is re­moved, and all build­ing com­po­nents have been fas­tened to­gether with stan­dard screws that can be re­placed if lost. Falck de­signed the cabin in such a way that it could be recre­ated by any­one from scratch as well as re­paired, a choice that the de­signer hopes will help pre­vent mass con­sumerism, en­cour­ag­ing its own­ers to fix what they al­ready have in­stead of im­me­di­ately re­plac­ing it with some­thing new. Re­ly­ing en­tirely on re­new­able en­ergy, Nolla is fit­ted with so­lar pan­els on one side of the A-frame roof and mir­rors on the other that re­flect the sun to pre­vent the in­te­ri­ors from get­ting too hot, while a glass wall at one end al­lows for abun­dant views of the great outdoors. neste.com/jour­ney­tozero.robin­falck.com

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