At less than 10 square meters of surface area, Space of Mind is a purposefully small space that leaves plenty of room for thought, where guests can find their own “home away from home”. Behind the perfect refuge for the mind is none other than Studio Puisto, a team of architects based in Helsinki specialized in the design of environmentally friendly constructions. For their latest gem, the studio has crafted a modern cabin conceived in the name of fluidity and transversality. In fact, the structure itself can be placed just about anywhere, from the peak of a mountain to the backyard. Let’s take a look inside.
As a spatial escape, domestic alternative, or the office’s alter ego, Space of Mind is chameleonic. Not only does the volume mimic the surrounding environment, but it also lends itself to welcoming guests on more than one occasion throughout the day. It’s no coincidence then, that the project was originally developed in response to the current pandemic, representing a space beyond — both in and out of the house — recontextualizing the idea of travel ad personam. Interiors of the wooden structure can be adjusted to the individual preferences and needs of clients, and thanks to the modularity of furnishings, a multiform space is recreated to assume the appearance and function of a gym or an angle dedicated to the home office.
Sleek and compact, Space of Mind recreates an intimate and private refuge spanning 9.9 square meters, resulting ultra-pragmatic in its essentiality. “With less, we can feel more,” explains Studio Puisto. “In line with this, the structure is not insulated, connecting us closer to the raw, natural elements and ever-changing weather conditions outside.” Constructed in solid wood collected sustainably in Finland, Space of Mind can resist even the harshest of arctic winters, remaining aesthetically and functionally welcoming like a little nest. The best part? The lightness counterbalanced by stability. Easy to transport with a crane or helicopter, it easily adapts to the terrain that hosts it, modeling itself both inside and out around its inhabitants.