Optimise your living space with this modular Finnish cabin design
A collaboration between architecture studio Puisto and design companies Made By Choice and Protos Demos, Space of Mind is a contemporary modular Finnish cabin providing a much needed opportunity to pause, think and make the most of our home experience
Ongoing pandemic-induced restrictions across many parts of the world have only highlighted further a problem many had already encountered, when it comes to optimising our living space: we could all do with a spare room. Be it to use as a home office, or for leisure and relaxation, extra space is valuable commodity in the residential market. Now, a collaboration between three Finnish studios was conceived to offer just that in the shape of a cabin. Enter, Space of Mind.
The project was designed as a modular cabin by three enterprising creative firms – architecture studio Puisto, specialist interiors manufacturers Protos Demos and design house Made by Choice. ‘Space of Mind is a modern cabin that acts as a dedicated space to think, recharge and unwind – somewhere we can find our own peace of mind,’ explains the team.
The cabin, a clean, minimalist, contemporary design, is made as a mass timber construction using ecologically sourced Finnish wood – this means it’s very durable against the elements too. Coming at just under 10 sq m total, the compact space comes with its own custom furniture that attaches to the wooden structure. It has been created light enough to travel and install even in the remotest locations.
‘As a concept, Space of Mind was initially developed in response to the on-going pandemic,’ says the team. ‘With many of us now spending significantly more time at home than ever before, our collective notion of a ‘home away from home’ needed to be redefined to fit our newly limited range for travel.’
Yet the concept could be easily applicable to several scenarios and life post-pandemic too, used as workspace, personal yoga or meditation studio, art studio, and guest bedroom. It could sit in a back yard, a more rural setting, or even a rooftop. Flexibility and that coveted extra space to breathe is exactly what this concept offers. §