KOJA, the micro-space tree home by Finnish designer Kristian Talvitie that acquired an honourable point out within the 2021 Polestar Design Contest, has been delivered to life this summer season on the famend Fiskars Artwork & Design Biennale happening in Finland. It’s the primary submission to be realised in full scale.
The unique KOJA challenge acquired an honourable point out in the 2021 Polestar Design Contest. Making ready for the launch of the 2022 contest, Polestar determined to convey KOJA to life.
In-built 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.
OkayOJA is a part of the ‘Home by an Architect’ exhibition in the course of the Fiskars Village Artwork & Design Biennale, open from Might to September 2022.
Primarily based 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 setting. 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 the usage of materials and power whereas maximising the expertise.
“Most designers take a look at design from a person perspective,” says the designer of KOJA, Kristian Talvitie. “I additionally take a look at issues from the setting’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 carefully with the Polestar Design staff in Gothenburg, Sweden, and with colleagues at Finnish design company Extremely.
Created from sustainable and sturdy supplies equivalent to domestically sourced wooden and wool, KOJA blends in with its pure setting and on the identical time creates an attention grabbing distinction.