A safe and restorative space. Warm Nest by Ark-shelter and ARCHEKTA

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Ark-shelter, ARCHEKTA. Architects.- Viktor Mikovčák, Martin Mikovčák and Michiel De Backer.
Project team
Design team.- Radovan Hnidka, Ondrej Vavro, Milan Ščury, Monika Balalová and Barbora Šimašková.
AZ Zeno Campus, Knokke-Heist.
Built-up Area.- 251 m².
Gross Floor Area.- 337 m².
Usable Floor Area.- 290 m².
Plot size.- 650 m².
€750,000 .
Kalvekeetdijk 260, 8300 Knokke-Heist, Belgium.

Martin Mikovčák, Michiel De Backer. Ark-Shelter

Ark-shelter is a Belgian-based architecture firm with the principle of being a studio for developing modular architecture, founded by Martin Mikovčák and Michiel De Backer, five years ago, in 2015.

They started as two architectural students, beginning to think about how people live their lives nowadays. In today’s fast-paced world, we've fallen into a continuous loop of pressures and deadlines that stresses and overwhelms.  They’ve found a way to escape from this stressed life and return to the roots. They believe that by incorporating nature back into our lives, people will find the break they need.

That’s how ark-shelter philosophy was born, and they built their first compact cabin. They integrated all the necessary objects we need to survive in the heart of nature, being totally off-grid with solar panels, batteries, and recovery water systems.
Today they are still moving forward as a hybrid of workshop-studio of architects and craftsmen, researching the limits of their cabin-modular building system.

They have been nominated for the Real-estate of the year 2016 awards and have received the Birdhouse startup award and the Big See Architecture Award in 2019.

Stanislav Mikovčák, Viktor Mikovčák, Martín Mikovčák. ARCHEKTA

ARCHEKTA is an architecture and design studio, founded in 1991 by Stanislav Mikovčák based in Čadca, Slovakia. Currently it is also led by Viktor Mikovčák. Between the three they seek the balance between art, architecture and construction. They have a team of architects and engineers, who try to design and build good architecture.



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