Please join me in dreaming about the rest of our lives living in our Casa Ojalá units. This dreamy circular tiny home is actually a super modular structure that can be arranged in 20 different ways to accommodate all parts of your life within one functional unit. Italian architect Beatrice Bonzanigo created the luxury cabin to elevate tourism in destinations that are immersed in nature. Casa Ojalá blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior in the most organic ways.
The build, aesthetic, and CMF has all been inspired by sailboats. The cylindrical structure operates with a manual mechanism made with ropes, handles, pulleys, and cranks. The compact 27 sqm cabin can be configured with rollable walls that let guests create different open and closed spaces. One of the coolest features is how Bonzanigo has optimized the floor area by hiding two beds hidden underneath it. I can only imagine the serene evening hangouts on the roof that can be accessed with a ladder but to be honest, I would probably choose to relax in the large bathtub instead while soaking in the panoramic views.
Casa Ojalá has been constructed with carefully selected timbers, fabrics made from recycled plastic, and handmade ceramics. It also has integrated photovoltaic panels, a rainwater recovery system, and a black water depuration advanced biological plant – all of which allows it to be set up even in the most remote locations. Each cabin will source local materials and therefore no destination will have the same casa but each will be woven with the roots of the land creating infinite possibilities within the same floor area anywhere in the world. All cabins will include two bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchenette, a living room and a terrace.
The concept was first born during Milan Design Week 2019 and now, Bonzanigo has partnered with a high-end hotel chain called Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco located in Tuscany. Casa Ojalá is now a firm on its own and plans to open up one of the first guest suites in the Capanna vineyard where the famous Brunello di Montalcino red wine is produced. The vineyard is known for being a private retreat and providing their guests with endless views of the rolling hills and cypress trees.
“I consider the luxury of the casa that I invented, a form of happiness for the guests of the best hotels around the world. A sort of revival of handcraft as the root of evolution. Beyond the automatism of travel and living of our times, based on virtuality and hyper technology,” says Bonzanigo, and every word shines through her design.
Designer: Beatrice Bonzanigo