Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct link
Fittings manufacturerVOLAVOLA 311, VOLA 060 Round Shower Head
Supplier tableSUITE NYIn Between Table
ManufacturersDinesen
ManufacturersXal GmbH
ManufacturersGagganau
ManufacturersKøbenhavns Møbelsnedkeri

Product Spec Sheet
Fittings manufacturer
Supplier table
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by Dinesen
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KLEIN A45

BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group as Architects

A45 is the first prototype constructed in upstate New York and will be customizable inside and out for future home-owners to purchase, tailor and have the tiny house built within 4-6 months in any location, for any purpose. The design evolves from the traditional A-frame cabin, known for its pitched roof and angled walls which allow for easy rain run-off and simple construction. To maximize the qualities of this classic structure, A45 creates more usable floor area by taking a square base and twisting the roof 45 degrees to raise the tiny home to a soaring 13 ft height. The resulting crystal-like shape gives A45 an ever-changing appearance. Upon entering, the 180 sqft interior space reflects a minimal Nordic abode prioritized for ‘hyggelig’ comfort and design. From the exposed timber frame in solid pine, the Douglas Fir floor and customizable space-grade, insulating natural cork walls, A45 brings nature inside.


An elegant Morsøe wood-burning fireplace is nestled in one corner while off-the-grid equipment is tucked away in the back. A petite kitchen designed by Københavns Møbelsnedkeri, hand-crafted furniture from Carl Hansen and a bed fitted with Kvadrat fabric designed by Soren Rose Studio are some of the handcrafted Nordic furniture to adorn A45. The bathroom is made of cedar wood with fixtures by VOLA. A45 is assembled in modules on site and consists of 100% recyclable materials including the timber frame, wall modules, a subfloor and the triangular floor-to-ceiling window featuring seven glass pieces that allow natural daylight to illuminate the interiors. The structure is slightly elevated by four concrete piers to give optimal support and allow homeowners to place their tiny house in even the most remote areas without the use of heavy machinery. 


Fittings

VOLA as Fittings manufacturer

The NYC-based tiny home company Klein, founded in 2017 by designer Soren Rose, today announced their tiny home concept enlisting award-winning architects globally to re-think small dwellings, starting with the 180 sqft A45 Nordic Edition. Designed by the

NYC, London and Copenhagen based architects BIG, the first A45 prototype is constructed in upstate New York and will be customizable inside and out. Future home-owners can purchase, tailor and have the house built within 4-6 months in any location

for any purpose, from weekend getaways to a guestroom or a music studio to a creative retreat.


“The possibility of owning a small getaway retreat that is designed with the utmost care for living quality and built with the highest standard of craftsmanship is what Klein is all about. The idea is to offer a variety of tiny homes designed by some of the world’s

leading architects, starting with BIG.” Soren Rose, Founding Partner, Klein.


BIG’s design evolves from the traditional A-frame cabin, known for its pitched roof and angled walls which allow for easy rain run-off and simple construction. To maximize the qualities of this classic structure, A45 creates more usable floor area by rotating the classic A-frame structure 45 degrees so the lower part of the house only touches on two corners, maximizing the wall height to 13 ft inside. A45 becomes a more spacious version of the original A-frame and ends up having an interesting volume - from certain angles it looks like a cube and from other angles it looks like a spire.


“Often weekend getaways become so extensive that we end up ruining the nature that attracted us in the first place - wilderness becomes subdivisions, scenery turns into sprawl. With Klein we wanted to create a rural outpost with the smallest possible footprint

for maximum immersion into the wild” Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.


Upon entering A45, the 180 sqft interior space reflects a minimal Nordic abode prioritized for ‘hyggelig’ comfort and design. From the exposed timber frame in solid pine, the Dinesen Douglas Fir floor and customizable space-grade, insulating natural cork walls, A45 brings nature inside. A fireplace is nestled in one corner while off-the-grid equipment is tucked away in the back. Klein teamed with a vast network of partners in order to understand and implement the aspects of automation, water consumption, solar power and batteries to ensure a fully reliable and self-powered home.



A petite kitchen designed by Københavns Møbelsnedkeri, the elegant Morsøe wood-burning fireplace, hand-crafted furniture from Carl Hansen and a bed fitted with Kvadrat fabric designed by Soren Rose Studio are some of the handcrafted Nordic furniture to adorn A45. The bathroom is made of cedar wood with fixtures by VOLA.

A45 is built entirely on site (is handcrafted of site and assembled in modules on site) and consists of 100% recyclable materials including the timber frame, wall modules, a subfloor and the triangular floor-to-ceiling window featuring seven glass pieces that allow natural daylight to illuminate the interiors. The structure is slightly elevated by four concrete piers to give optimal support and allow homeowners to place their tiny house in even the most remote areas without the use of heavy machinery.


Depending on the landscape and climate conditions, most of the exterior and interior can be tailored. A45 can blend into the woods with a beautiful burnt pine or natural cedar finish supplied by the most high-quality, sustainable wood manufacturer Dinesen.


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