Danish designer Søren Rose recently unveiled his plans to reinvent the tiny house, with his newest company, Klein (which translates to ‘small’). He enlisted his friend, architect Bjarke Ingels, to come up with a beautiful, self-powered and small country retreat for modern urbanites.
The first prototype, named A45, is located in upstate New York, and it takes the classic A-frame to a new level by turning it 45 degrees and therefore adding more floor space and ceiling height. It consists of a 180 square feet prefab, composed of multiple flat packs, entirely made from recyclable materials. It can be shipped worldwide, with a 4 to 6-month lead time.
In the pictures shown below, the walls are lined with cork, a kitchenette by KBH Københavns Møbelsnedkeri and the flooring is by Dinesen – These are some examples of the numerous high-end options available à la carte. You’ll also spot Wishbone chairs, brass fixtures by Vola, a Morsøe wood-burning fireplace, and gear by Best Made Co.
“Upon entering, the 180 sqft interior space reflects a minimal Nordic abode prioritized for ‘hyggelig’ comfort and design. From the floor-to-ceiling windows, the exposed timber frame in solid pine, the Douglas Fir floor and customizable space-grade, insulating natural cork walls, A45 brings nature inside.” – Bjarke Ingles
Notice how the crystal-like form of the structure, which looks different from an angle to the other – Pretty nice effect!
What a great concept, right?