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The Koto blog features the latest in modern design and architecture with a focus on small buildings and cabin design. 

Koto X Loyly

 

‘THE LÖYLY SAUNA IS RELEASED AS KOTO’S FIRST OFF GRID CABIN.’

KOTO [KO-TO] The traditional Finnish word for ‘cosy at home’. 

We are really excited to release Löyly, a beautiful wood fired sauna experience. The concept has been a year in the making, and Löyly now becomes the first in the line of our off grid cabins and eventually homes.

‘OUR PRODUCTION HAS AN EMPHASIS ON NATURAL AND SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS WITH LOCAL SOURCING WHEREVER POSSIBLE.’

Photo - Joe Laverty

Photo - Joe Laverty

Photo - Joe Laverty

Photo - Joe Laverty

‘THE TIMBER CLAD MONO PITCHED BUILDING IS IN KEEPING WITH THE KOTO NORDIC AESTHETIC. BUILT TO WITHSTAND HARSH WEATHER, THE WOOD FIRED SAUNA PROVIDES SHELTER, WARMTH AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO FULLY EMERSE IN NATURE.’

We and our production partners have a ‘fabric-first’ approach to energy efficiency, providing long term low-energy performance with an emphasises on low-toxicity, natural and sustainable materials. Because we use wood-based products for the majority of our construction, these materials sequester carbon within the fabric of the building such that we can deliver carbon negative construction.

We strongly believe that the construction industry needs to pay careful attention, not just to reducing the energy consumption of new buildings but also, to the short term carbon impact that using carbon intensive materials in the construction of new stock can have.

Photo - Joe Laverty

Photo - Joe Laverty

Photo - Joe Laverty

Photo - Joe Laverty

Photo - Joe Laverty

Photo - Joe Laverty

‘NAMED LOYLY, WHICH TRANSLATES FROM FINNISH TO A CLOUD OF STEAM - LÖYLY IS THE ENVELOPE OF HEAT AND STEAM THAT SURROUNDS YOU IN THE SAUNA AS WATER IS POURED ON THE HOT ROCKS.’

ZOE LITTLE - FOUNDER KOTO

Design - Koto

Design - Koto

If you have a project in mind and feel that Koto could help then please drop us a line. 

WORLDWIDE COLLABORATIONS
Johnathon Little - Founder / Director
johnathon@kotocabins.com
+44 (0) 7375 790489

WORLDWIDE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES
Theodore Dales - Founder
theo@kotodesign.co.uk
+44 (0) 7786 942417

WORLDWIDE SALES AND PRESS
Zoe Little - Founder
zoe@kotocabins.com
+44 (0) 7375 790488

KOTO [KO-TO] The traditional Finnish word for ‘cosy at home’. 

 
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