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Workstation Cabin designed by Hello Wood Studio

Project name:
Workstation Cabin
Architecture firm:
Hello Wood
Budapest, Hungary
Zsuzsa Darab
Principal architect:
Tamás Fülöp, László Mangliár
Design team:
Creative Idea: András Huszár, Péter Pozsár, Dávid Ráday, Krisztián Tóth. Lead Designer: Péter Pozsár
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Built area:
Net floor area: 9.3 m². Gross floor area: 10 m². Interior area: 8 m². Internal height: 2.6 m. Area and space requirements: 4.34 x 3.40 x 3.60 m. External height (with legs): 3.60 m (3.25 m +, 0.35 m)
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Tools used:
Wood, Glass
Residential › House

Private retreat in your own garden? Hello Wood, one of the pioneers of the Hungarian cabin movement, released the newest member of the cabin family, the Workstation Cabin.

This cabin is for those who want to work or relax without actually leaving their own garden. The 8-square-meter unique wooden house can even be set up in the back garden and its functions are limited only by your imagination. The insulated and soundproof house can function as a workstation, a meeting room, a kids playroom and a perfect hiding place if you are looking for a quiet space to read, relax and exercise. In the current pandemic situation, when tens of thousands work from home, it is even more crucial to have a separated, pleasant workplace. After working hours, the room can be converted immediately, we can dedicate time to our favorite sport or it can also function as a sleeping capsule for guests.

a workstation cabin at garden surrounded with treesimage © Zsuzsa Darab

Although pandemic-related measures are slowly lifted, there are still millions working from home and dreaming about having an extra room designated as an office. The brand new, unique workstation designed by the creative architecture and design studio, Hello Wood fulfils this dream without having to expand your home. The playful Workstation cabin is the ideal, private spot for work and meetings, but it can also function as a guest room or a playroom for the kids, and it is the perfect refuge should you need a tranquil place to relax or immerse yourself into creativity.

cabin with hexagonal small window image © Zsuzsa Darab

When designing a compact house, the starting point is to create a complex, highly functional space; with the small size, each and every square inch of the interior counts. Workstation is the love child of design and architecture; transcending the conventional cube-shape, it is more like a piece of art that blends into the landscape. In the pebble-shaped cabin that brings the illustrations in our favourite childhood book to life, nature feels truly close: the interior is dominated by natural Scots pine wood and gigantic windows invite the world of the garden inside.

cozy cabin interior with big window image © Zsuzsa Darab

Workstation adapts to the change of seasons; its insulated interior ensures the comfort of the room in the winter, while the built-in A/C protects from the heat of summer days. Seamless work is made possible by the electrical outlets, and you won’t have problems with the internet access either. The office cabin is manufactured using state-of-the-art technologies; designed on the computer, the blueprint can be instantly forwarded to the CNC machine. In spite of the serial production, the cabin is anything but two-dimensional (it has 15 sides), and shows a different face from every angle.

man working on his computer in an office cabin made of wood image © Zsuzsa Darab

skylight window at the ceiling of the Woden cabin image © Zsuzsa Darab

Installation takes only a few days; modular prefab homes have the advantage of being delivered in one, so the customer doesn’t have to live at a construction site for months. As a consequence, any module can be replaced easily if necessary, as opposed to brick buildings where every little change requires some demolition work. Thanks to its low energy consumption and environmental focus, the cabin is also greener than a house built of non-renewable materials with conventional technologies. 
Other Hello Wood cabins are currently in the development and construction phases, ranging from more intimate spaces (such as relaxation and meeting rooms) to community accommodation dimensions.

Workstation Cabin designed by Hello Wood Studioimage © Zsuzsa Darab

small wooden cabins surrounded by trees image © Zsuzsa Darab

cabin window image © Zsuzsa Darab


Project name: Workstation Cabin

Architecture firm: Hello Wood Studio

Principal architect: Tamás Fülöp, László Mangliár

Creative Idea: András Huszár, Péter Pozsár, Dávid Ráday, Krisztián Tóth

Lead Designer: Péter Pozsár

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Year: 2020

Area and space requirements: 4.34 x 3.40 x 3.60 m

Net floor area: 9.3 m2

Gross floor area: 10 m²

External height (with legs): 3.60 m (3.25 m +, 0.35 m)

Interior area: 8 m²

Internal height: 2.6 m

Photography: Zsuzsa Darab

By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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