Strito Studio

Strito Studio
Strito studio is the concept and design of four multifunctional small-scale studios that can be used independently (for working, leisure and residing), and that moreover can be assembled into one house. The studios are easy to assemble, disassemble and move. 

The studios function as a platform for new natural construction materials. Sustainability is at the core of the design; natural, bio-based, cradle to cradle and new (experimental) construction materials are combined in the studios, such as bamboo and hemp. Using such materials in the small studios should be a step up towards larger scale constructions for the materials. The application of bamboo for the load-bearing structure will be researched together with the TU Eindhoven in the upcoming two years.

As part of the design, rotative design created the concept that four studios can form one house, as a unique interpretation based on the program requirements given by the client. 

In this project we have explored new ways of sustainable living and working. We have questioned what role we can play as architects in (local and global) issues such as climate change and the housing crisis. Thinking in a sustainable way, exploring and integrating materials that are in a healthy dialogue with nature. We have researched the (minimum) amount of space needed for living and carrying out our daily activities and we have been challenged to create and design affordable and flexible solutions for different needs and standards.

In november 2021 a first prototype was built of the smallest studio.

Woning met skelet van bamboe, Houtwereld
Eerste woning met skelet van bamboe gerealiseerd in Nederland, Bouw & Wonen 
De mooiste huizen van hout in Nederland, Voor de Wereld van Morgen
Strito dev. – W. Fokke

rotative studio

Alexandra Sonnemans, Caterina Viguera


Housing, office, leisure

Prototype built 2021

Prototype construction team
M. Steenbergen, G. Buijten,  C. Versluis

Prototype construction drawings
G. Buijten

Prototype materials
Insulation: hemp and wood fibre Facade: poplar wood (Dutch peppelwood, leftover lot)
Structure: bamboo and vurenhout (spruce wood) 
Interior walls, ceiling and furniture: biobased birch plywood
Floor: bio-based marmoleum (Forbo cookie-floor, leftover lot), cork