Flat roofed design

31 / 08 / 2015

Prologue

The inspiration for this model was weight loss. I wanted to lower the ceiling and fit the home on a trailer no less than 5 meters long – I did add a bit extra width to keep the elbowroom comfortable. With a wall thickness of 10 cm this print will fit a 500 * 250 cm trailer. The funny thing is that even though the cubic meters inside the walls are fewer than in the previous model, the storage space fits a lot more.

Personally I’m not fond of cluttered and stuffed designs and keeping the space linear and neat was a challenge, but I came up with a solution. The outcome turned out pretty neat – see for yourself and tell me what you think!

Exterior

Flat_roofed_design-1

One of the reasons I disdain urban environments is that I insist the possibility of enjoying food and beverages right next to the wild from early spring til late autumn. That’s why I added a light patio to be transferred with the home. Add a detachable fabric cover over the deck it’s a weatherproof outdoor dining room! The deck and stairs are fit vertically on the back wall, patio furniture is stored indoors and solar panels are fold-able.

First glance when entering

Flat_roofed_design-2Flat_roofed_design-3

This is the view to your right and left when you enter. The basic idea in this particular model is the space you see in the pictures above is the only open space – it adapts to work as a living room, kitchen and dining room, bedroom or study only by sliding the right doors.

Kitchen, study and bedroom

Flat_roofed_design-6Flat_roofed_design-5Flat_roofed_design-4

Here’s how it all works. Yellow study cabinet holds stacking tables, the unfold-able chair and a tower PC with a 32″ screen (you can actually store the floor lamp there as well if necessary), while black bedroom cabinet contains a folding bed and 4 chairs. The cardboard boxes in the green wardrobe cabin are demonstrating the size of storage – their dimensions are 58 * 41 * 35 cm (the bigger version of Clas Ohlson cardboard box) and the yellow cabins upper storage holds the same amount. In the kitchen there are two regular sized cabinets for integrated kitchen appliances.

I’m guessing that in my case the yellow study cabinet wouldn’t be often used. I have a laptop which I use for most of my computing – I require a tower PC only for gaming and rendering. If the study needed to be accessed more often, it would probably make sense to rethink the lounger to be more easily movable.

Entering Narnia

Flat_roofed_design-7Flat_roofed_design-8Flat_roofed_design-9

At the first bathroom entrance and surfaces were designed to be more regular, but given it some thought, I found the idea of both entering a huge cabinet and confusingly plain look of the entrance with all sliding doors closed irresistibly hilarious. Now it’s a cabinet also, accessible in between the folding bed and wardrobe.

It fits a standard sized top-loading washing machine, a 90 * 90 cm shower stall and a composting toilet. The water heater is stationed inside or on top of the shower stall (depending whether it’s custom built or a factory design). A part of the upper cabinet on the other side of the bathroom is reserved for a solar power battery and other necessary contraptions. For releasing more storage space the washing machine can be replaced with a cabinet contained front-loading model, but it’s going to cost in the feel of roominess and either in the choice of a toilet or the size of the trailer.

This model has everything plus I require for my mobile home. It’s lightweight and the dimensions are well below the restrictions. The styling is spacious and plain with a twist of witty playfulness. There’s enough room to host guests and live super comfortably alone. I don’t even know what I would add if I had more space 🙂

“Simplicity is the glory of expression.”
– Walt Whitman

Speak your mind

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *