Latest MINI Living Urban Cabin references "the dynamic construction" of Los Angeles

Oke Hauser and Corinna Natter of MINI Living and architect David Freeland explain how the micro home they built on a Los Angeles rooftop responds to the city in our latest Dezeen x MINI Living movie.

MINI Living collaborated with local architecture firm FreelandBuck to create the tiny home, which was installed on the roof of a former industrial building in Downtown Los Angeles for LA Design Festival in June 2018.

It is the third iteration of the MINI Living Urban Cabin, following versions in London and New York. For each edition, MINI Living works with a local architecture firm to adapt a 15-square-metre base structure according to its location.

“We were asked to bring a kind of local quality to the cabin,” FreelandBuck principal David Freeland explains in the movie, which Dezeen filmed for MINI Living in Los Angeles.

FreelandBuck’s main contribution was to create a central atrium for the home, which was partially enclosed to take advantage of the LA weather.

“Homes here are very much connected to the outdoors,” Freeland explains. “The climate allows for this indoor, outdoor kind of free flow.”

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