Micro Home by Bjarke Ingels Group

WORDS Lindi Brownell Meiring IMAGES Matthew Carbone via designboom.com


From tiny pop-up hotels and mini mobile homes to small metal-and-glass structures, the micro architecture trend is still on the rise.

Bjarke Ingels Group, one of the world’s biggest architecture firms, has just completed a 17 m2 micro home in upstate New York, inspired by classic A-frame cabins.

The firm made use of a square base and twisted the pitched roof associated with traditional A-frame cabins 45 degrees, raising the tiny abode to reach a height of 3,9 metres.

The A45 house, designed for tiny house concept studio Klein (owned by designer and interior architect Soren Rose) and made up of 100% recyclable materials, is fully customisable to suit the owners’ needs.

Featuring a Nordic-inspired interior, from natural cork walls and a solid pine timber frame to Douglas Fir flooring and a wood-burning fireplace, the home comes equipped with a small kitchen designed by Københavns Møbelsnedkeri and hand-made furniture by Carl Hansen, while the bathroom is crafted from cedar wood. The bedroom features Kvadrat fabrics designed by Soren Rose Studio.

For more information about Klein’s tiny house concept, visit liveklein.com.