This 290-Square-Foot Tiny House Has Circular Walls That Open Up

published Mar 25, 2019
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It’s one thing to drop the top on your convertible car to take full advantage of beautiful days, but it’s quite another to do the same with your home.

This conceptual circular tiny home named Casa Ojalá from Italian architectural duo Beatrice Bonzanigo and Isabella Invernizzi’s IB Studio will allow occupants to get rid of the barrier that typically separates us from the elements. The 290-square-foot space is devoid of traditional walls. In the place of a typical exterior design, the transformative dwelling utilizes a mechanical system that allows its wood walls to slide back and forth. It’s also equipped with rolling fabric dividers that enable the occupant to adjust the home’s layout to 20 variations.

Despite its small size, the mechanical system helps to maximize the square footage. Overall, the home has enough space to fit a living space, a couple of bedrooms and a bathroom with a sunken toilet.

In addition to its convertible design, the tiny structure is also transportable and completely off-the-grid. A rainwater collection system combined with a septic tank will supply water for drinking and bathing, while the designers propose photovoltaic panels to provide energy. The home also offers an easy assembly process as it’s able to be put together anywhere by anyone. And keeping sustainability is also a priority for the architects, who plan to keep the environmental impact of the building process as low as possible, in part by using locally-sourced materials.

“Casa Ojalá is a sustainable, minimal, compact and flexible product for a new comfort, away from TV or air conditioning,” IB Studio told Dezeen.

“The boundary between inner and outer space no longer exists. Outdoor is a substantial, fundamental and precious part of it.”

IB studio plans to present a 1:10 scale model of Casa Ojalá during Milan design week this April.