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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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.
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.
“The module can be assembled in parts on-site, and consists of 100% recyclable materials,” say the designers.
Here, the pale wood walls are accented with a dark-stained wood window and floors—but the finishes for the FLEXSE can be customized.
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.
FLEXSE measures in at 328 square feet, with an oval footprint that maximizes floorspace, according to the designers.
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.
Module combination options
This schematic shows various settings where FLEXSE can be located.
A diagram of potential layouts for FLEXSE that suit different functions.