FLEXSE by SA lab is a compact living module made from 100% recyclable materials

architectural laboratory, SA lab, has developed a compact module for living, based on the typology of the traditional scandinavian grill house. the ‘FLEXSE’ has been designed to be versatile in it’s function, accommodating a number of possible uses, and to be able to adapt to various weather conditions. during winter or in colder weather, the internal space is cosy and comfortable to cook and relax inside, while in summer the open terrace becomes a welcoming space to spend time outdoors.

FLEXSE by SA lab is a compact living module made from 100% recyclable materials designboom

images © ekaterina titenko

the design by SA lab maximizes the usable floor area, while also keeping the footprint to a minimum. FLEXSE can be utilised for a number of different functions, such as a small BBQ house, a sauna, a guest house, or even a compact house. due to it’s small size, the unit can be easily located in either the countryside or within an urban city environment, potentially becoming a small café, shop, or office pod.

FLEXSE by SA lab is a compact living module made from 100% recyclable materials designboom

the FLEXSE  situated in a rural location

the module can be assembled in parts on site and consists of 100% recyclable materials. the structure can be positioned on different foundations – concrete slab, metal piers, etc., which allows for placing it in the most remote areas, even on water. the module is customizable inside and outside with numerous types of finishing materials are available for choosing adapt. overall, FLEXSE aims to provide a very adaptable space that can be tailored to the requirements of the end-user. 

FLEXSE by SA lab is a compact living module made from 100% recyclable materials designboom
interior view of the FLEXSE unit

FLEXSE by SA lab is a compact living module made from 100% recyclable materials designboom

the FLEXSE  can be customized inside and out

FLEXSE by SA lab is a compact living module made from 100% recyclable materials designboom
interior view

FLEXSE by SA lab is a compact living module made from 100% recyclable materials designboom

view of the grill

FLEXSE by SA lab is a compact living module made from 100% recyclable materials designboom

floor plan

FLEXSE by SA lab is a compact living module made from 100% recyclable materials designboom

sectional view 

FLEXSE by SA lab is a compact living module made from 100% recyclable materials designboom

locations where the FLEXSE  can be positioned

FLEXSE by SA lab is a compact living module made from 100% recyclable materials designboom

the FLEXSE  can house many different functions

FLEXSE by SA lab is a compact living module made from 100% recyclable materials designboom
various combinations of use

FLEXSE by SA lab is a compact living module made from 100% recyclable materials designboom
detail view of the FLEXSE entrance

project info:

project name: FLEXSE 

design: SA lab

photography: ekaterina titenko

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edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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