- Studio Edwards
- Base Cabin
Designed by Studio Edwards for startup company Base Cabin.
A mobile retreat providing a fresh design approach to the ‘micro-home’ typology. Designed to be transported on a trailer & wheeled into its desired location. Providing an intimate connection to nature & the great outdoors.
The design is inspired by the A-Frame cabin & iconic airstream trailer.
The A-frame structurally efficient. Mute in its appearance & clad in black rubber to blend into its surrounds. A cosy sleeping space sits below the A-frame roof with triangular window framing views. The central toilet & shower pod is bathed in light from the roof-light above. A sink and small counter fitted to the rear of the pod provide kitchen functionality with a window ledge adjacent to the large operable glazed facade. The interior is lined with cork & birch plywood.
Minimal impact to the landscape & easily relocated due to its mobility
Using natural materials for the interior creating a warm, inviting & tactile space
Provides a cost-efficient alternative to compared to that of building a dwelling
Its unique design creates desirability for small space living – promoting the notion of living with less. Increased awareness of sustainability & resources. Battery powered electricity & composting toilet – reducing environmental impact & ecological footprint
Intimate connection to landscape/ site
Flexible orientation for site specific location to maximise views/ light
Opportunity for temporary habitation on sensitive & protected sites
Minimal impact to landscape – no footings required
Connectivity, retreat & opportunity for short-term mobility
Unique structural concept -minimising materiality & structural components
Impervious and durable black rubber cladding wraps the form.
Minimal energy consumption promoting off-grid & environmental awareness.
Efficient use of space – custom designed fittings for kitchen,
shower & fixtures
Flexible glazing configurations for air flow & climate control
Efficient fabrication technique using pre fabrication of structural components, linings and outer skin