When artist Jaanus Orgussar set out to design his family's summer cottage, he wanted to create a prefabricated home that drew inspiration from the complex geometries featured in his previous artwork. As a result, he created Noa, a compact wooden cabin in the shape of a rhombic dodecahedron with 12 congruent rhombic faces and two playful, fish eye-like windows. Built for easy assembly, the tiny modular home can be expanded with additional rooms.
The 270 square foot Noa house features a hexagonal floor plan and is built entirely from wood, with the exterior boards treated with iron oxide for a silvery aged finish. Since each side of the house, from the walls to the roof panels, are identically sized rhombuses, additional modules can easily be added to the tiny cabin. Elevated on three feet, Noa lacks the need for a foundation, which makes the home “more cold-resistant than a usual dwelling.”
Inside, the cabin’s plastered walls are painted a bright, warm yellow. Round, fish eye-like windows frame views out to the Estonian countryside and nearby forest. Orgussar, who has plans of adding two more modules to this summer cottage, has also teamed up with the prefabricated building company Katus to manufacture and sell the Noa design.
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