A45 | BIG - architecture and design

A45 | BIG



A45 is the first prototype designed by Bjarke Ingels Group for Klein. Constructed in upstate New York and will be customizable inside and out for future home-owners to purchase, tailor and have the tiny house built within 4-6 months in any location, for any purpose. The design evolves from the traditional A-frame cabin, known for its pitched roof and angled walls which allow for easy rain run-off and simple construction.

To maximize the qualities of this classic structure, A45 creates 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 abode 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 tucked away in the back. A petite kitchen designed by Københavns Møbelsnedkeri, hand-crafted furniture from Carl Hansen and a bed fitted with Kvadrat fabric designed by Soren Rose Studio is some of the handcrafted Nordic furniture to adorn A45. The bathroom is made of cedar wood with fixtures by VOLA.
A45 is assembled in modules on site and consists of 100% recyclable materials including the timber frame, wall modules, a sub...
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