Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Mökki: zero wastage shedworking?

Based in Totnes, Mökki studios design, build and install garden offices in the southwest of the UK in Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset. They are designed by James Risebero, a practicing architect at Gillespie Yunnie in Dartington who says they can provide "a fully installed, modern, insulated garden office/studio at a fraction of the cost of a bespoke garden building". Here's their explanation:
Most bespoke garden buildings cost between 10 and £20K. Even "off the peg" models tend to cost over £1000 per square metre and often that doesn't include foundations. Mökki studios cost between £4,800 and £7,300 fully installed. That's approximately £800 per square metre.
The Mökki system uses standard building components in a highly efficient manner resulting in speedy manufacture and minimal or zero wastage. This is the amount of waste plywood left over after the manufacture of one of our buildings: 0
They don’t describe their system as ‘bespoke’, but it is flexible as panels can be combined in various ways.

Most of their components are either made or supplied by Devon-based companies. They use mainly European FSC wood and their Siberian Larch cladding is sourced from New World Timber in Exeter (the interior is clad in attractive birch-faced plywood). Insulation is 100mm Knauf Earthwool.
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  1. Is it me, or just this look unfinished?
    Also its too dark, using a light in the day for work, defeats the Eco Idea!

  2. I like the way you have built it, but much better if you could have concern about more lights. Seems like its dark inside it.

  3. Anonymous3:34 PM

    It's hard to imagine that the interior would actually be dark given the amount of glazing, subject to the site and weather conditions of course. I suspect it just looks dark due to the photography.

    I think it is a rather elegant little building but I am suspicious that some of the detailing may look a bit crude in the flesh.