We were given a task to create a transportable building which would be constructed in workshop and brought to site. This building should be reproductive and be able to hold different functions.
The search for a solution led us to the design of a system of modular elements. The system defines a structure as a set of individual elements consisting of: columns, floors, walls, roof, etc. In such way the building can be transported in assembled or individual elements depending on the situation. Modular system allows modeling structures of different sizes and configurations. Because the structure is repetitive, at the base design stage it is unknown where the building will appear. The only known context is the climate elements such as sun, wind and water. As a result of that, the roof of the building looks as if floating in the wind, it also protects the structure from the heat of the sun and has a shape that collects rainwater that pours it from one plane to another and exhibits water flow. The building adapts to varying natural terrain by standing on slender feets of variable heights.
The metal used in the construction and facing of the building is non-colored, leaving a unique pattern created during its manufacturing process. This way, all modular homes have slightly different facade graphics. Inside the metal shell lies a warm natural plywood finish.
The first manufactured building made its way to the lake island in Molėtai district with exceptional natural surroundings, characteristic terrain and native trees. This situation revealed the advantages of construction and architecture: the site did not require construction work, only the assembly of a few elements, and the visually light volume of the building blended harmoniously into the unique natural landscape.
Location: Molėtai region, Lithuania
Area: 23 sq.m
Photographs: Š A atelier