Lovers of slow living will probably feast their eyes upon this project. Recently, the design studio Koto put the finishing touches to Falcon House, their first modular house that has two floors. The project is an appropriate display of the minimalistic and Scandinavian style that is typical for the studio.
Koto highly values sustainability and local materials. Due to the responsible way of working, their homes characterise themselves through an exceptional level of isolation and airtightness. Next to this, the modular buildings of Koto are built off-site, which proves an impressing approach. The company works with several manufacturing partners that are located both in Europe and the United Kingdom as in the United States. In this way, the team delivers their prefabricated energy-neutral homes and cabins to a wide clientele. The studio believes that beautiful buildings should be accessible to anyone and can align with nature. By treating form, materials and texture in a thoughtful way, Koto always succeeds in creating healthy homes that are minimalistic and efficient. Furthermore, the studio is available for bespoke architectural services.
There is only one home like Falcon House.
The first renders of Falcon House date from 2019. The actual building confirms the timeless and comfortable feeling that Koto wanted to incorporate in the design from the start. When viewing the images, you immediately notice the quiet luxury that jumps out in every room, as well as the organic DNA of the residence. Not insignificant in Falcon House is the connection with the location, namely woodland nature. By constructing well-thought-out forms, selecting special objects, and consistently preferring quality to quantity, the serenity of the surroundings continue inside. The artisanal elements and organic influences return in every room. Additionally, it was of great importance to Koto that the interior was a calm sanctuary that brings an ode to the silence of nature and life.
Koto decided to paint the inside floors in plaster paint, which gives the spaces a warm and earthy texture. An element that stands out even more, however, are the walls on the first floor that consist of unworked CLT-wood. This not only forms a pleasant contrast with the black interior of the home, but also creates a serene and soft character on the inside. Moreover, organic fabrics and woven rugs give the whole a pleasing texture. In Falcon House, you can let go of the rushed rhythm of society and focus your attention on the truly important things. For example, on the upper floor you can enjoy the large windows and imagine yourself in the trees, whereas the ground floor has the more intimate and cosy rooms. Whether you want to spend time alone or be with friends or family after a busy day, this home always welcomes you in the right way. There is only one home like Falcon House. In this modular residence of Koto, the black facades contain a cosy nest that is flooded by light and nature views. Add to this the sustainable construction and materials, and the result is an inspiring project that makes everyone stand still for a moment.
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