Monocobin is a micro home designed by Mandalaki studio to the very last detail. The project is conceived around exploring the intimate space of an individual in order to create the perfect summer getaway.
Location: Rhodes, Greece
Cabin size: 26 sqm
Cabin dimensions: 4,2m x 8m x 3.5m
Sleeping capacity: 02 persons
Garden: 160 sqm
From the architect: Mandalaki Design Studio is taking things a step further by playing host to their first architectural prototype exemplifying their vision of design. A small but comfortable house with unusual dimensions located on the island of Rhodes, the largest island of the Dodecanese islands in Greece. Weary of mass consumption, they are demanding a return to basics : a different way of having a good time and relaxing. The concept created by Mandalaki team is a revisitation of the foundation of a simple holiday getaway into a larger project. Monocabin is the combination of an architectural house proposal while showcasing at the same time Mandalaki’s own design collection, and an inspirational space, defined as a small gallery dedicated to limited edition contemporary pieces made by artist friends. Unification here is define as a « laboratory-space » dedicated to all forms of art and life. A place where design is used as a service to guests, to make their experience meaningful and unforgettable.
Monocabin explores the desire to juxtapose the sleek, streamline design of a modern structure with the organic environment of the surrounding nature into a livable design object.
The proposal is a space where walls and windows are only the interface between the outside and the inside offering the choice to be protected from the outside or to be directly connected with the outside. The feeling of being inside, as the outside breezes in.
Accentuating the sensation of living in nature by blurring indoor and outdoor space in a unique way to experience falling a sleep with the night light and waking up with the blue sky to focus on what is important - nature. Blinds will ensure you are always in control with the surroundings.
Each piece of furniture is conceived « made to measure » to make the space a better place to be lived in. Nothing garish, just a proposal with the perspective for our host to return to oneself.
The tailor-made bathroom illustrates the coherence in the materials used in the Monocabin, where nature is the gathering point of each space.
Design spaces and objects around the garden will make our host appreciate even more their outdoor experience. Functionality and simplicity have been crafted around each corner of the house.
Monocabin incorporates the surrounding trees to help cool down the environment of this summer getaway making vegetation a simple and effective way to provide shaded areas. A sustainable beauty to improve the quality of life during peak island weather.
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