Designed by SA Lab in Russia, the FLEXSE is a first prototype of a compact, prefabricated module with a multitude of uses, made from recyclable materials. It was based on a traditional scandinavian grill house, which is a small backyard building fitted out with grill tables and chimneys. Despite being typically designed for the colder months, if the doors and windows are thrown open in Summer the space easily adapts and can be used in a different way.
The FLEXSE was initially conceived to be a modern take on a grill house but it could also be used as a sauna, guest house, tiny house, cafe, retail store or a home office.
It is made from a simple materials palette which are 100% recyclable – locally sourced pine timber, metal and glass. Further adding to the offering of adaptability, you can modify your finishes and layout to suit your requirements.
The module prefabricated and then can be easily assembled in parts onsite, and it gives you the freedom to choose the foundation type best suited to your location.
There has been a huge surge of interest in recent years for tiny houses and for multi-use spaces and structures such as these are becoming increasingly popular.
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– 100% recyclable materials
– Made from locally sourced pine wood, metal and glass
– Highly insulated
– Multi-use space
– Prefabricated, manufactured off site and delivered to site in kit of parts
While working on FLEXSE we were inspired by the tiny house philosophy. The ellipse shape of the building allows to maximize the usability of internal space. It is important to note that the building is suitable for use in any season. In winter inside the building you can comfortably cook and relax and in summer you can use the open terrace.
Nadine is the founder and editor of Eco Edition and founder of the Eco Edition Design School. She’s an experienced interior designer, sustainable materials consultant, speaker and serial home renovator.