Bjarke Ingels Group has teamed up with designer and interior architect Søren Rose to create A45′, a tiny off-grid home for Klein that can be built within 4-6 months in any location. The design evolves from the traditional A-frame cabin, know for its pitched roof and angled walls with allowing for easy rain run-off and simple construction.
To maximize the qualities of this classic structure, A45 create more usable floor area by taking a square base and twisting the roof 45 degrees to raise the tiny home to a soaring 13 ft height. The resulting crystal-like shape gives A45 an ever-changing appearance.
Upon entering, the 180 sqft interior space reflects a minimal Nordic adobe prioritized for ‘hyggelig’ comfort and design. From the exposed timber frame in solid pine, the Douglas Fir floor, and customizable space-grade, insulating natural cork walls, A45 brings nature inside. An elegant Morsøe wood-burning fireplace is nestled in one corner while off-the-grid equipment is ticked away in the back.
A tiny kitchen designed by Københavns Møbelsnedkeri, hand-crafted furniture form Carl Hansen and a bed fitted with Kvadrat fabric designed by Soren Rose Studio are some of the handcrafted Nordic furniture to adorn A45. The bathroom is made of cedar wood with pictures by VOLA.
A45 is assembled in modules on site and consists of 100% recyclable materials including the timber frame, wall module, a subfloor and the triangular floor-to-ceiling window featuring seven glass pieces that allow natural daylight to illuminate the interiors. The structure is slightly elevated by four concrete piers to give optimal support and allow homeowners to place their tiny house in even the most remote areas without the use of heavy machinery.
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