FLEXSE is a modern view of a traditional scandinavian BBQ house and a first prototype of a compact module. During winter or in a cold weather it is cosy and comfortable to cook and chill inside, while in summer the open terrace is a nice place to spend time.
The design maximizes the usable area, while keeping the minimal footprint and making it versatile for different functional scenarios. The first version of FLEXSE is used as a small BBQ house. Other functions available – a sauna, a guest house, a tiny house, if you decide to put it in a countryside. Otherwise the module can be located within the city limits and become a nice place for a small café, shop, or an office pod, if it is located inside an existing building.

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 – various types of finishing materials are available for choosing.

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Modern home with Outdoor, Wood Fences, Wall, Side Yard, Back Yard, Desert, Grass, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, Woodland, Gardens, Metal Fences, Wall, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Field, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Garden, Shrubs, and Front Yard. Exterior view Photo  of FLEXSEView Photos

Exterior view

Modern home with Dining Room, Wood Burning Fireplace, Ceiling Lighting, Table, and Chair. The first FLEXSE prototype is laid out as a classic grill house with an integrated barbecue—but the designers say the building can be used for any small-scale purpose, such as a sauna, guest house, or office pod. Photo 3 of FLEXSEView Photos

The first FLEXSE prototype is laid out as a classic grill house with an integrated barbecue—but the designers say the building can be used for any small-scale purpose, such as a sauna, guest house, or office pod.

Modern home with Kitchen and Cooktops. Set up as a grill house, FLEXSE offers a generous integrated barbecue and casual seating so people can hang out while grilling during any season. Photo 4 of FLEXSEView Photos

Set up as a grill house, FLEXSE offers a generous integrated barbecue and casual seating so people can hang out while grilling during any season.

Modern home with Dining Room, Table, Chair, and Dark Hardwood Floor. “The module can be assembled in parts on-site, and consists of 100% recyclable materials,” say the designers. Photo 5 of FLEXSEView Photos

“The module can be assembled in parts on-site, and consists of 100% recyclable materials,” say the designers.

Modern home with Dining Room, Table, Chair, and Dark Hardwood Floor. Here, the pale wood walls are accented with a dark-stained wood window and floors—but the finishes for the FLEXSE can be customized. Photo 6 of FLEXSEView Photos

Here, the pale wood walls are accented with a dark-stained wood window and floors—but the finishes for the FLEXSE can be customized.

Modern home with Dining Room, Table, Dark Hardwood Floor, Chair, Stools, Ceiling Lighting, and Wood Burning Fireplace. Interior view Photo 7 of FLEXSEView Photos

Interior view

Modern home with Exterior, Cabin Building Type, Metal Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, Shed RoofLine, and Tiny Home Building Type. To optimize versatility, “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,” says the firm. Photo 8 of FLEXSEView Photos

To optimize versatility, “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,” says the firm.

Modern home with Exterior, Wood Siding Material, Metal Roof Material, Cabin Building Type, Tiny Home Building Type, and Shed RoofLine. FLEXSE measures in at 328 square feet, with an oval footprint that maximizes floorspace, according to the designers. Photo 9 of FLEXSEView Photos

FLEXSE measures in at 328 square feet, with an oval footprint that maximizes floorspace, according to the designers.

Modern home with Exterior, Metal Roof Material, Cabin Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Tiny Home Building Type, and Shed RoofLine. As a modern interpretation of the classic Finnish grill house, FLEXSE has a distinct slope-roofed silhouette and tightly spaced, narrow vertical wood paneling on the exterior. Photo 10 of FLEXSEView Photos

As a modern interpretation of the classic Finnish grill house, FLEXSE has a distinct slope-roofed silhouette and tightly spaced, narrow vertical wood paneling on the exterior.

Modern home with Exterior. Module combination options Photo 11 of FLEXSEView Photos

Module combination options

Modern home with Outdoor. This schematic shows various settings where FLEXSE can be located. Photo 12 of FLEXSEView Photos

This schematic shows various settings where FLEXSE can be located.

Modern home with Exterior. A diagram of potential layouts for FLEXSE that suit different functions. Photo 13 of FLEXSEView Photos

A diagram of potential layouts for FLEXSE that suit different functions.

Credits

Posted By
Architect
Interior Design
Photographer
  • Ekaterina Titenko
Style
  • Scandanavian
  • Year
  • 2019
  • Square Feet
  • 323