Riko is one of the leading engineering companies in southeast Europe, producing technologically advanced, ecological and visually perfect houses. They can be found across Europe and in New York.
“The P.A.T.H. house is one of the most known creations we have ever made together with French designer Philippe Starck. Together with our English partner, Coln LPP, we have built almost 100 houses in The Lakes by Yoo settlement in the Cotswolds,” explains Janez Škrabec, owner and CEO of Riko.
Riko has been building in the United Kingdom since 2005. They have been quickly noticed by the expert public. Riko’s wooden house located in central London won one of the most prestigious construction awards in the United Kingdom – the Wood Awards – in 2007. Riko earned the special “Offsite” award for its original design, which combines 300-year-old surroundings with modern design, and for its unique and high-quality wooden construction system. Riko’s wooden construction meets all ecological and low-energy standards. Although this is a prefabricated construction, Riko adapts each solution to the dimensions, desires and expectations of the client. Riko does not only build houses, it also builds wooden schools, hotels and kindergartens.
Exact expenses set in advance
Every future house owner wants to know how much the new house will cost before the construction. We guarantees it. The houses are prefabricated, which means that all individual parts of the house are made in advance with modern computer-managed machines in the factory. Riko then delivers these parts to the site to be assembled. This enables cost-controlled, high-quality production, with speed being an additional advantage. “We can build a waterproof house in two weeks,” explains Janez Škrabec.
The United Kingdom is Riko’s largest market
The United Kingdom is Riko’s largest export market and it has built most of their houses with its partner Coln Park Lakes Construction LPP at the 8.5-hectare private property The Lakes by Yoo, located in the Cotswolds near Oxford. Waterfront and woodland homes here are built with the help of expert designers such as Marcel Wanders, Jade Jagger, Kelly Hoppen and Philippe Starck.
P.A.T.H. by Starck with Riko
Riko collaborates with Philippe Starck on the P.A.T.H. house, which is an acronym for prefabricated accessible technological homes. “My obsession is to make houses that improve people’s lives. I designed a house with Riko that is mostly prefabricated, and the majority of work is not done on-site. We provide prebuilt houses where the costs and project completion date can be determined in advance. It is designed to be included in various types of cultural and architectural landscapes. It provides customization, since the owner may choose from three different house types, four types of roofs, three types of facades, different heating systems and floors,” said Philippe Starck at the presentation of the house in Paris.