A Mobile Home by Beatriz Bozanigo at Milan Design Week 2019 ⇒ From the stately apartments in the city, to the farmhouses in the Italian countryside, to mountain homes and to the sea, IB Studio expresses a design language that is not limited to a simple philological recovery, but rather to an interpretation of the buildings, oriented to their enhancement with solutions innovative and preferably recycled materials, respecting the genius loci and the housing needs, both functional and aesthetic, of the clients.
“Casa Ojalá is a sustainable, minimal, compact and flexible product for a new comfort, away from a TV or air conditioning,” explained IB Studio, the studio led by Bonzanigo and partner Isabella Invernizzi. “The boundary between inner and outer space no longer exists. Outdoor is a substantial, fundamental and precious part of it.”
Occupants could tailor these spaces for different uses, choosing whether to separate, merge or completely open out them out. This is made possible with a manual mechanical system comprising ropes, pulleys and cranks, which control the sliding wooden walls and fabric partitions that roll up on posts at the edge and centre of the structure.
The building is designed to function completely off-grid, to minimise environmental impact and ensure it can be used anywhere. While a rainwater-collection system and a septic tank provide water for drinking and bathing, photovoltaic panels would be used to supply its energy.
Bonzanigo will present a 1:10 scale model of Casa Ojalá from 9 to 14 April, during Milan design week. Although the city-wide event typically focuses on furniture, architecture projects are becoming a regular fixture. Last year Arup and CLS Architetti showed a full-size model of a 3D-printed house, while the year before OFIS Arhitekti showed a modular house suited for different terrains and climates.