The Monocoque Cabin Was Designed After A WWII Fighter Plane

Images courtesy of Markos Design Workshop

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British architect, Peter Markos of Markos Design Workshop, designed the uniquely shaped Monocoque Cabin after a World War II airplane. The tiny home measures 30 feet long and 11 feet wide and features a visually striking appearance with its curvy exterior.

This design was Markos’ entry to Airbnb’s OMG! Fund in 2022, an event that awarded those with quirky or innovative architectural designs. He was one of the winners for which he received a whopping US$100,000 in prizes. He used the money to build his studio and bring his tiny home design to life.

The Monocoque Cabin was born with the help of prefab specialists BlokBuild and engineers Price & Myers. The shelter was inspired by the de Havilland Mosquito, a British fighter plane known for its amazing monocoque structure. To create a sense of harmony with the home’s rural setting, Markos used various timber materials that age gracefully with time. 

Cedar shingles clad the curving exterior, while plywood, polycarbonate, and glass made up the home's windows. Inside, the shelter boasts well-thought-out spaces and simple and subtle wooden furniture pieces.

A few steps and a deck area in front of the entrance, which opens to a shared living room and kitchen. This area has a breakfast bar, sofa, and kitchen unit with a sink, shelving, and enough space for a small fridge and portable stove.

Meanwhile, the main living room and bathroom are connected and have a sink, shower, and toilet. The end of the Monocoque Cabin hosts a spacious bedroom furnished with a double bed and generous glazing for natural lighting.

Operable windows spread throughout the home also allow for ventilation. But unlike other tiny houses, this one isn’t supported by wheels. Instead, it can be assembled and disassembled to relocate anywhere easily.  


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