Casa Ojalá rethinks holidays as a customizable experience

A self-sufficient circular cottage to feel simultaneously immersed in nature and at home.

Casa Ojalá is the prototype of a small house of 27 sqm designed by architect Beatrice Bonzanigo. Thought to be lived immersed in nature, it offers a 360° view of the context but at the same time make the inhabitants feel protected. With a manual mechanical system, consisting of pulleys and cranks, you can easily change the internal configuration. So this two bedroom apartment can also become an open air platform.

On the central pillar that suspends the cottage from the ground, the fixed furniture – bookcase, wardrobe, bedside table and sink –can be hidden under the floor. On this pillar there are also steps that allow the inhabitants to climb the roof to contemplate the landscape. Thanks to the installation of photovoltaic panels and a mechanical and water management system, once Casa Ojalá has been assembled it becomes a self-sufficient unit that does not require external assistance. 

Casa Ojalá
Beatrice Bonzanigo
Ryan Nesbitt
Single-family house
Presented during:
Milano Design Week 2019

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