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

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KOTO OPENS FOR BUSINESS IN BELFAST WITH IT’S SECOND DESIGN STUDIO.

We are delighted to announce the opening of our Belfast studio headed by one of our founders Theo Dales who is taking the lead with our ever growing portfolio of bespoke architectural commissions. This expansion allows the evolution of our prefabricated homes, and to develop tailored design commissions from concept through to on site completion.

‘‘OUR AMBITION IS TO DESIGN AND DELIVER BEAUTIFULLY SCULPTED HOMES AND BUILDINGS THAT SIT IN HARMONY WITH THEIR SURROUNDINGS AND HAVE AS LOW AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AS POSSIBLE.”

THEO DALES - FOUNDING PARTNER

“ZOE AND I HAVE SPENT THE LAST DECADE LIVING IN NORWAY WHERE OUR LOVE FOR THE NATURAL ELEMENTS AND SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN BEGAN. THEO, BASED IN BELFAST HAS SPENT THE LAST YEARS EXPLORING THE IRISH COASTLINES, AND HAS A SHARED VISION AND PASSION FOR OUTDOOR LIVING AND THE SCANDINAVIAN MINIMALIST DESIGN ETHIC.”

JOHNATHON - FOUNDING PARTNER

Theo joins Koto after spending 9 years at Feilden Clegg Bradley where as an associate, he led projects through design and delivery with experience on projects ranging from 5 to 175 million pounds. Feilden Clegg Bradley are one the of UKs leading architectural practices and pioneers in sustainable and environmental design. Alongside Johnathon’s previous experience at Snohetta, and Zoe’s background in fashion, interiors and branding, Koto can bring a wealth of experience to almost any project.

Photo - Joe Laverty

Photo - Joe Laverty

Photo - Joe Laverty

Photo - Joe Laverty

We are creating beautiful buildings that allow people to connect with nature and embrace outdoor living. For us the ambition for every project is to create a lifestyle experience that is centred around the Nordic concept Friluftsliv (pronounced free-loofts-liv), an expression that translates to “open-air living”. Norwegian poet Ibsen described the term as the value of spending time in the remote outdoors for spiritual and mental wellbeing.

“KOTO ARE BRINGING THEIR BRAND AND LIFESTYLE ETHOS TO THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE THROUGH THEIR PREFABRICATED HOUSE DESIGNS AND NOW VIA BESPOKE DESIGN SERVICES.”

ZOE LITTLE - FOUNDER KOTO

“PREFABRICATED HOUSING STARTUP HAS LAUNCHED A SERIES OF MODULAR HOMES.”

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

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

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

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

 
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