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Todd Saunders’s Nordic prefab is small but perfectly formed

Saunders Arkitektur has unveiled its prefab tiny home offering in Bergen which features Nordic design and clever ‘transformer’ furniture that can be folded away to maximise its 24 sq m footprint.

XS Minihus is the smallest of four cabins that the Bergen-based firm is developing as plug-and-go retreats. Manufactured off-site, the tiny house comprises 12 components that can be loaded onto the bed of a truck or ship and assembled on-site in its final location.

Photography: Bent René Synnevåg

Principal Todd Saunders is known for his innovative geometric forms and the micro-home gets his spatial treatment courtesy of a 12 sq m triangular terrace which juts out as a visual extension of the building’s dramatic pitched roof.

Sliding aluminium doors lead into the cabin interiors, which has a 4-metre-high ceiling. Saunders has maximised vertical volume by installing a mezzanine sleeping nook and storage beneath the sloping roof, while the double bed can be folded away to open up the floor space during daylight hours.

Photography: Bent René Synnevåg

There’s no shortage of shelving for books, linens and the kitchen – currently compact, though expandable if required.

The Minihus is 100% off-grid with an integrated rainwater collection system, composting toilet and solar-panel roof. It can also be dismounted and moved, though for less remote settings the cabin can be connected to mains.The XS Minihus prototype is for sale via Finn.no for 1.195m kr.

[Via Wallpaper*]

Photography: Bent René Synnevåg
Photography: Bent René Synnevåg
Photography: Bent René Synnevåg

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