Date
April 9, 2020
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Casa Ojalà is a highly flexible mini house as it pairs the luxurious comforts of home with a structure that adapts seamlessly to its surroundings.

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 Ojala - closeup

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.

Casa Ojala - details

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.

Casa Ojala - bathroom
Casa Ojala - in the desert
Casa Ojala - at the beach
Casa Ojala - top view
casa ojala - angle view
casa ojala - ouarzazate
casa ojala - Bedroom 2
casa ojala - giraffe
Casa Ojala - sketches