Casa Ojalà Inhabits The Off-Grid Locations


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Casa Ojalá is a small, 27 square meter house with more than 1,000 interior configurations working in synchrony without ever changing the original structure and shape.

It is designed to give guests a distinct and exclusive experience: control over their environment while deeply immersed in their surroundings. Casa Ojalá has two bedrooms (one double and one single bed), a bathroom, a rooftop terrace, and a living space, all of which can – in fact – be continuously transformed into one another. A bedroom becomes a living room, the living room becomes an extension of the bathroom, the house becomes an outdoor platform, etc. The flexibility of the space is made possible by a manual mechanical system composed of pulleys and cranks, that controls sliding walls (made in fabric and wood) and movable floor and ceiling panels. Built-in central furniture divided into seven slices provides essential functions (wardrobe, bedside tables, bookshelf, sink) and can be pulled out for use or hidden under the floor for storage.


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Once assembled, as the house is controlled through its manual mechanical system, it does not need any external assistance. It includes a rainwater collection system and can be equipped with photovoltaic panels and systems for handling clean, gray, and black water for truly “off-grid” locations. It is best suited for mild climates but includes a bio-ethanol stove to knock off an evening chill. Beyond the day to day mutations – fully controlled by the guest – nearly all of the surfaces: metal, wood, and fabric are customizable for each individual Casa Ojalá to recall local traditions and motifs. These options, combined with a choice in environmentally sensitive and sustainable fixtures and furnishings, allow Casa Ojalá to perfectly assimilate with its intended destination, unique as its owner and location.


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INFORMATION

Photography with courtesy of Casa Ojalà

https://www.casaojala.it



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