“feeling of solidity, serenity, and permanence” are words that PAD Studio’s used to describe the Forest Lodge for The Architects’ Journal; words that describe a contemporary mobile home that can hardly be associated with the 1968 Caravan Act.
The simple volume has been embraced with unstained chestnut paneling that ought to create a connection between it and its surroundings. Glass panels provide expansive views outwards allowing natural light to step in whilst highlighting the connection between interior and exterior. Neutral colors and clean lines put the emphasis on the home`s surroundings and its position. PAD Studio`s Forest Lodge has been constructive to meet PassivHaus standards and a level four in the Code of Sustainable Homes as it contains a rainwater filtration station and solar panels to ensure renewable energy.
The interior uses neutral colors to bring the extraordinary outdoor snapshots indoors as the ultimate piece of decor.
One stark white U-Shaped kitchen uses a light wood texture to a create an elegant, subtle contrast.
Photo Courtesy to Nigel Rigden