KOJA, the micro-space tree home by Finnish designer Kristian Talvitie that obtained an honourable point out within the 2021 Polestar Design Contest, has been delivered to life this summer time on the famend Fiskars Artwork & Design Biennale happening in Finland. It’s the primary submission to be realised in full scale.
The unique KOJA venture obtained an honourable point out in the 2021 Polestar Design Contest. Getting ready for the launch of the 2022 contest, Polestar determined to carry KOJA to life.
Inbuilt the village of Fiskars, an artwork and design hub in southwestern Finland, KOJA is the primary submission from the Polestar Design Contest to be realised in full–scale.
OkOJA is a part of the ‘Home by an Architect’ exhibition throughout the Fiskars Village Artwork & Design Biennale, open from Might to September 2022.
Based mostly on the competition theme of “progress”, KOJA redefines sustainable journey by decreasing the necessity for journey within the first place, but nonetheless brings folks nearer to nature.
Connected to a tree trunk just under the cover and with out harming the tree, the design maximises the treetop view with a panoramic glazed façade. A wealthy, immersive expertise in a pure surroundings. KOJA connects to the rising micro house development and this tree home is accessible for individuals who would in any other case take a for much longer journey to expertise the wilderness. KOJA encapsulates each Polestar design language and sustainability values, minimising using materials and power whereas maximising the expertise.
“Most designers have a look at design from a consumer perspective,” says the designer of KOJA, Kristian Talvitie. “I additionally have a look at issues from the surroundings’s perspective. There needs to be a symbiosis between the design and the place it’s encountered.”
To translate the design into actuality, Kristian Talvitie has been working intently with the Polestar Design group in Gothenburg, Sweden, and with colleagues at Finnish design company Extremely.
Created from sustainable and sturdy supplies equivalent to regionally sourced wooden and wool, KOJA blends in with its pure surroundings and on the identical time creates an attention grabbing distinction.