bjarke ingels group designs customizable tiny house that can be built in any location

bjarke ingels group designs customizable tiny house that can be built in any location

bjarke ingels group (BIG) has designed a customizable micro-home that can be built within a rapid time-frame in any location. named ‘A45’, the project is an iteration of the traditional A-frame cabin, known for its pitched roof and angled walls. BIG has developed the qualities of this classic structure with a design that maximizes usable floor area by taking a square base and twisting the roof 45 degrees. this enables the tiny home to boast a soaring 13 foot (4 meter) ceiling height.

BIG klein A45 house
all images by matthew carbone



constructed in upstate new york, ‘A45’ is a prototypical tiny house designed for klein. founded by designer and interior architect søren rose, klein’s goal is to develop a diverse range of tiny house concepts with the world’s leading architects. the homes are to be built by leading manufacturers and can be delivered anywhere in the world within a six month lead time. BIG’s tiny home is customizable inside and out and will be available for future home-owners to purchase.

BIG klein A45 house
the project is an iteration of the traditional A-frame cabin



externally, the building’s crystal-like form lends the project an ever-changing appearance. internally, the 180 square foot space has been prioritized for comfort and to foster a close relationship with nature. a morsøe wood-burning fireplace is nestled in one corner, while off-grid equipment is tucked away in the back. furniture includes a kitchen designed by københavns møbelsnedkeri, hand-crafted furniture from carl hansen, and a bed fitted with kvadrat fabric designed by søren rose studio. the bathroom is made of cedar wood with fixtures by VOLA.

BIG klein A45 house
the design maximizes usable floor area by taking a square base and twisting the roof 45 degrees



the dwelling is assembled in modules on site and consists of 100% recyclable materials. this includes the timber frame, wall modules, a subfloor, and the triangular floor-to-ceiling window that comprises seven glass pieces. the structure is slightly elevated on four concrete piers that give optimal support and allow homeowners to place their tiny house in even the most remote areas.

BIG klein A45 house
the tiny home boasts a soaring 13 foot (4 meter) ceiling height

BIG klein A45 house
the kitchen has been designed by københavns møbelsnedkeri

BIG klein A45 house
the project features hand-crafted furniture from carl hansen

BIG klein A45 house
the bathroom is made of cedar wood with fixtures by VOLA

BIG klein A45 house
the dwelling consists of 100% recyclable materials

BIG klein A45 house
the micro-home can be built within a rapid time-frame in any location

BIG klein A45 house
klein’s goal is to develop a range of tiny house concepts with the world’s leading architects



project info:


name: klein
date: may, 2018
program: housing
status: completed
size: 17 sqm / 183 sqf
project type: commission
client: klein house
collaborators: soren rose studio, dinesen, morsø, gagganau, kvadrat, carl hansen & søn, suite new york, københavns møbelsnedkeri, XAL, vola


project team:
partners-in-charge: bjarke ingels, thomas christoffersen
project leader: max moriyama, anton bak (klein)
project architect: rune hansen
team: jian yong khoo, tianqi zhang

  • I woud like to know the costs of this major tiny house please? Do you have some more information about the possibilities?

    Nice regards,
    Mariëtte Duwaer Holland

    Mariëtte Duwaer says:
  • I wish ….. that all the people proposing housing in the woods….. would look in detail at Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Seth Peterson” cabin in Wisconsin, USA.

    Glenn Weiss says:
  • Will the design drawings be made publicly available for Construction in other countries? How do I get my own tiny house?

    Eva Hancock says:
  • I would LOVE this with some options and WITHOUT the handmade furniture, fixtures, etc which would obviously raise the cost immensely. On additions: a bit more space (say 300 sq ft), a kitchen that actually could function (oven and refrigerator anyone?), and options for grid amenities including a heat pump unit like we see in some hotel rooms to name a few. With those present there could compete with “double wides” and I would be all about it.

    Ray Johnson says:
  • I love this! I wish I could adopt a more simple lifestyle. This house and the ability to be built in the natural surrounding is making me want to chuck the crap and have a beautiful natural place to live. I can imagine waking up to a family of deer walking across my property. Maybe bigger. Isn’t better! I love this house!

    Steve Scarborough says:
  • great idea! How does plumbing and electrics effect living space as far as sqft and noise?

    Gary Brusse says:

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