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Tiny House aVOID And The Migratory Neighbourhood

by: Leonardo Di Chiara
tiny house avoid and the migratory neighbourhood | Breaking News

Leonardo Di Chiara is a 27 years old Italian architect and engineer fascinated by micro living and temporary architecture. He designed and built to aVOID tiny house, where he is currently living in Berlin. His dream is to live inside big cities with his own tiny house. And this is how he came up with the idea of a Migratory Neighbourhood. 

aVOID Tiny House

aVOID is a mobile house prototype, drawing inspiration from the well-known American ‘tiny house’ typology. The 9 sqm living space is equipped with every comfort needed for everyday life and characterized by a strong adhesion to minimalist principles. The ‘less is more’ movement and a more sustainable lifestyle. aVOID is the result of an artistic-architectural research project directed by Leonardo Di Chiara in collaboration with Tiny house University and supported by numerous internationally renowned technical partners.

The project's objective is to test the mobile ‘tiny house’ typology, the industrialization of its construction process, and raise social awareness of new housing policies such as creating urban migratory neighborhoods. aVOID is the first ‘tiny house’ entirely designed and manufactured in Italy, specifically in the very well-known Pesaro “District of Furniture.”



                                                              aVOID Tiny House - Leonardo Di Chiara

 

The idea

During my life, I have lived in a tiny room in my parents’ apartment in Pesaro, Italy. Every day, I was forced to learn how to organize my space, fit all of my belongings inside the few cabinets, and adapt my space to host my friends to play or later to study. I grew up with a minimalistic lifestyle, which certainly influences my design.

During my studies as an architect and engineer at the University of Bologna, I decided to practice my knowledge and build my first house. Forced by the very little savings I had, I started from almost the same dimensions as my room: 9 sqm. I want to demonstrate to myself and others that it is possible to live respectably in such a tiny space with strong adhesion to reductionism. From experience in my room, I learned the importance of emptiness – functionally and physiologically speaking. This is why I started developing transformable furniture where everything can be hidden into the wall surface when it is not in use having. As a result, ‘a aVOID’ ready to be used again.

But it was the meeting with Van Bo Le-Mentzel and his newly founded Tiny house University in Berlin that motivated me to turn this dream into reality. Like many fresh graduate students, especially in architecture, I could not imagine setting my life in one place forever. Buying an apartment and renovating it was surely not a possibility for me. In Berlin, I got to know the great potential of the American tiny house typology: small living structures on wheels that could fulfill my desire to be a “new generation nomad.”

So I didn’t waste any more time; I put all my efforts and my savings into building my very first house: aVOID. Now it is parked in the middle of Berlin inside the garden of Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum of Design. Living inside my tiny house is such an amazing experience, and it helps me improve the quality of the space. I am planning to move soon to Copenhagen, then to the Netherlands and maybe to Paris, but I am already dreaming of the time when I will return home: Italy.»  – Leonardo Di Chiara.

Recommended: Tiny House Mobile Minimalistic Housing: The aVOID

The Tiny House aVOID Construction Site

Twenty-five technical supporters, which counts of more than 120 people together, participated in constructing the prototype. A huge team if you consider that aVOID could be the smallest single house built in Italy.

The mobile apartment was manufactured entirely in Pesaro, beginning in May 2017 until the 9th of august of the same year, when presented for the first time to the public. The construction site literally moved within the house from one company to the next taking advantage of its wheels' configuration.

The bearing frame structure, the insulation, the windows, the interior furniture, the exterior metal covering, and all the home appliances were rapidly installed into the house, starting from the trailer. Italian and German companies donated all the products and materials that believed in tiny houses' revolutionary impact on the real estate market.

The interior
The murphy-bed comes out from the “functional” wall

The murphy-bed comes out from the 'functional' wall: space can be used as a bedroom. © Anna Fontanet Castillo

The small unit's interior is inspired by the balance of emptiness, from which the name aVOID is derived. The house, composed of a single room lacking any piece of furniture, is made functional by the activation of wall-mounted mobile devices, which enable different uses of the living space.

The “void” functions as a space for meditation where the clear image and the room's pureness are disturbed only by the spacing between the wooden panels. The homogeneity and the indeterminateness of the grey color are suddenly interrupted by the opening of reclinable devices, such as a murphy bed, tables, chairs, kitchen, a ladder, and so on, which reveal the domestic warmth of the wooden texture.

Tiny Living

The empty room allows different functions of the space. The reclinable bed also works as a sofa, which becomes a bench if used in correlation with the foldable table.
4 eating peaop in an aVoid, seen from above
Leonardo Di Chiara is hosting his friends from Ambivalenz for lunch inside aVOID tiny house. © Tiny house Universit

Recommended: DIY Tiny Houses: Ideas For The Year 2021

The initial aseptic conformation is characterized by the prevalence of the longitudinal dimension of the interior space. This corridor-like image wants to represent the living conditions' temporariness with a constant reminder of the migratory movement, which characterizes a “tiny house” on wheels. The activation of the different functional devices, like the double-side table, works instead in the opposite direction: the room expands horizontally. The natural wooden material gives a sense of relaxation in contrast with the anxiety of the initial condition.

My living experience
Leonardo Di Chiara making a phonecall in an aVoid
“Living inside aVOID is not, in my case, just a minimalistic challenge measurable in square meters. Rather, it seems an intimate relationship that is getting me in direct contact with my first creation as an architect over the past few months. It often happens that I stop and think, watching the space in its different functional arrangements. The living experience allows me to verify, test, and modify the house, implementing new solutions. For this reason, I call aVOID an “open” prototype: a work-in-progress construction site. The tiny house is like a short instruction manual to reductionism. By itself, it teaches and pushes you to deprive yourself of unnecessary things, to consume less water and less energy, to put back your clothes in their place, and to wash the dishes immediately after eating. The void, which is obtained by closing all the wall-mounted furniture again, is the refuge of my creativity. The absence of any visual distraction caused by personal objects or daily business makes room for my imagination, which is reflected in my future designs.” 

Leonardo Di Chiara sitting on the roof of his  aVOID
Leonardo Di Chiara living inside aVOID during his residency at Bauhaus Campus (Berlin, September 2017) © Leonardo Di Chiara.

Test living

Is it really possible to live in a 9 sqm mobile house? How does the empty and minimalist space affect our domestic behavior? Answering these questions is Luise Louè, a Munich-based artist who took part in the test-living program hosted inside aVOID Tiny House. Luise is actually designing her own tiny house, 'TiTo,' which will also function as a small itinerary museum. How will the night spent in aVOID influence her design?

“I - Artist Luise Louè - entering for the first time to aVOID tiny house. (Bauhaus Campus, Berlin, September 2017). The aVOID Tiny house of 9 sqm…and left it…one week later. What? Yes! Believe it or not: This was my wish when I had slept there for one night. I’m the kind of person who does five projects simultaneously; in my home, I have a stack of papers, “Things to do,” and files of projects everywhere. But for creativity and recreation, I need – a void – in the proper sense of the word: nothing to do, no plans, ennui, loneliness but opportunity to connect to the outside. So retreats are my base of being, working, healthy. I basically long for them all the time. So this week within 'aVoid,' I would meditate, watch outside the window front for hours, eat good food, read in books, do yoga, work on my laptop, watch outside again, have a chat with some interesting people passing by, invite somebody, sleep. Nothing more. Marvelous.” –  Luise Louè
Artist Luise Louè entering for the first time into aVOID tiny house.

Artist Luise Louè entering for the first time to aVOID tiny house. (Bauhaus Campus, Berlin, September 2017). © Leonardo Di Chiara

aVOID tiny house “test-living” program is always looking for new testers. If you also want to be part of the experience, please send an e-mail to [email protected] explaining what push you to try living inside aVOID.

Bauhaus Campus

aVOID is part of Bauhaus Campus, an experimental tiny house village hosted inside the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum of Design in Berlin from August 2017 until March 2018. Twenty designers, innovators, refugees, and individuals from the cultural scene and the startup community are invited to create a new model for an equal society. Living inside their own designed tiny houses, they have the chance to test it in reality.

The house.

aVOID marks in the context of Bauhaus Campus a new typology in the “tiny house movement”: the row house. The small mobile home only opens windows to the gable ends. Therefore, it enables the use of tiny houses in a row, which opens the possibility for new temporary city planning strategies.

The aVoid drwn in a row of other tinyhouses

Migratory neighborhood

“I was always fascinated by tiny houses, but, at the same time, I was very skeptical about their usage. If you look at the typical American tiny house, you would recognize that it has windows on all sides. This helps for sure to have a better feeling inside: the house seems bigger. But this means that you will always live as an independent unit, detached from the community. I wanted to live in cities and experience the challenge of mixing different cultures, different habits, and different houses. And so I thought, why not bringing tiny houses to the city? But we need a new typology, an urban tiny house typology. This is why my aVOID tiny house doesn’t have any windows on the longer sides: it is a row house. It doesn’t make any sense if no neighbor is living next to you. I am developing this idea at the Tiny house University in Berlin. We are a diverse team that believes that we can still densify our city centers. How? With skyscrapers? No, with movable tiny houses. After the Bauhaus Campus, my next step is to open with them an urban settlement that I will call a “migratory neighborhood.” Migratory because the houses like birds can migrate from one location to another, always going to occupy the spaces that are not used by the city in that specific moment. Birds move for food and better climate conditions. Tiny houses change their location depending on the unused spaces inside the existing urban structure. Imagine a garden during the coldest wintertime or a public school parking lot during the summer break. It is a liquid solution; the tiny settlement can adjust itself depending on the continuator and neighborhood. It is fully part of the city; it is just tiny and movable. A deeply rooted settlement in the existing urban community which takes advantage of the complex infrastructure the municipality already provides to its residents. What does the city get in return? Life in places that are forgotten, creativity, new ideas, diversity, and openness to foreign cultures. Next year, I will be back with my house in Italy, where I want to open the first migratory neighborhood in Milan. It is such an amazing city. I have to talk to a politician, but I already know where it could be settled. It is a space at the end of a railway track not too far from the Duomo. Who wants to move in?” – Leonardo Di Chiara.

Do you like this idea? Your feedback is critical. I am collecting requests from tiny housers or potential ones to have numbers to support this concept. I will go to talk to politicians to try this experiment in January 2018! Please write to me to [email protected] or the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/migratoryneighborhood/.

What could be the future of the American “tiny house” typology in Europe? Could it solve the emergencies of a metropolis like overpopulation or apartment shortage? How could we shape an urban neighborhood on wheels? What benefits could emerge from such a living system for the nomadic inhabitants and for the city itself?

Be careful, “migratory neighborhood” is a model, not the name of a singular artistic project or a research experiment. It aims at creating a repeatable structure for temporary and movable urban settlements of tiny houses. A network of migratory neighborhoods opened with similar methodology in different cities, potentially all over the world. How can all these neighborhoods be connected? How can tiny housers benefit from this network? Easy: with technology.

Source Leonardo Di Chiara

Recommended: Tiny Houses Tips And Tricks: Minimalistic Living Experience

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Leonardo Di Chiara is a 27 years old Italian architect and engineer fascinated by micro living and temporary architecture. He designed and built to aVOID tiny house, where he is currently living in Berlin. His dream is to live inside big cities with his own tiny house. And this is how he came up with the idea of a Migratory Neighbourhood.  aVOID Tiny House aVOID is a mobile house prototype, drawing inspiration from the well-known American ‘tiny house’ typology. The 9 sqm living space is equipped with every comfort needed for everyday life and characterized by a strong adhesion to minimalist principles. The ‘less is more’ movement and a more sustainable lifestyle. aVOID is the result of an artistic-architectural research project directed by Leonardo Di Chiara in collaboration with Tiny house University and supported by numerous internationally renowned technical partners. 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Test living Is it really possible to live in a 9 sqm mobile house? How does the empty and minimalist space affect our domestic behavior? Answering these questions is Luise Louè, a Munich-based artist who took part in the test-living program hosted inside aVOID Tiny House. Luise is actually designing her own tiny house, 'TiTo,' which will also function as a small itinerary museum. How will the night spent in aVOID influence her design? “I - Artist Luise Louè - entering for the first time to aVOID tiny house. (Bauhaus Campus, Berlin, September 2017). The aVOID Tiny house of 9 sqm…and left it…one week later. What? Yes! Believe it or not: This was my wish when I had slept there for one night. I’m the kind of person who does five projects simultaneously; in my home, I have a stack of papers, “Things to do,” and files of projects everywhere. But for creativity and recreation, I need – a void – in the proper sense of the word: nothing to do, no plans, ennui, loneliness but opportunity to connect to the outside. So retreats are my base of being, working, healthy. I basically long for them all the time. So this week within 'aVoid,' I would meditate, watch outside the window front for hours, eat good food, read in books, do yoga, work on my laptop, watch outside again, have a chat with some interesting people passing by, invite somebody, sleep. Nothing more. Marvelous.” –  Luise Louè Artist Luise Louè entering for the first time to aVOID tiny house. (Bauhaus Campus, Berlin, September 2017). © Leonardo Di Chiara aVOID tiny house “test-living” program is always looking for new testers. If you also want to be part of the experience, please send an e-mail to  [email protected]  explaining what push you to try living inside aVOID. Bauhaus Campus aVOID is part of Bauhaus Campus, an experimental tiny house village hosted inside the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum of Design in Berlin from August 2017 until March 2018. Twenty designers, innovators, refugees, and individuals from the cultural scene and the startup community are invited to create a new model for an equal society. Living inside their own designed tiny houses, they have the chance to test it in reality. The house. aVOID marks in the context of Bauhaus Campus a new typology in the “tiny house movement”: the row house. The small mobile home only opens windows to the gable ends. Therefore, it enables the use of tiny houses in a row, which opens the possibility for new temporary city planning strategies. Migratory neighborhood “I was always fascinated by tiny houses, but, at the same time, I was very skeptical about their usage. If you look at the typical American tiny house, you would recognize that it has windows on all sides. This helps for sure to have a better feeling inside: the house seems bigger. But this means that you will always live as an independent unit, detached from the community. I wanted to live in cities and experience the challenge of mixing different cultures, different habits, and different houses. And so I thought, why not bringing tiny houses to the city? But we need a new typology, an urban tiny house typology. This is why my aVOID tiny house doesn’t have any windows on the longer sides: it is a row house. It doesn’t make any sense if no neighbor is living next to you. I am developing this idea at the Tiny house University in Berlin. We are a diverse team that believes that we can still densify our city centers. How? With skyscrapers? No, with movable tiny houses. After the Bauhaus Campus, my next step is to open with them an urban settlement that I will call a “migratory neighborhood.” Migratory because the houses like birds can migrate from one location to another, always going to occupy the spaces that are not used by the city in that specific moment. Birds move for food and better climate conditions. Tiny houses change their location depending on the unused spaces inside the existing urban structure. Imagine a garden during the coldest wintertime or a public school parking lot during the summer break. It is a liquid solution; the tiny settlement can adjust itself depending on the continuator and neighborhood. It is fully part of the city; it is just tiny and movable. A deeply rooted settlement in the existing urban community which takes advantage of the complex infrastructure the municipality already provides to its residents. What does the city get in return? Life in places that are forgotten, creativity, new ideas, diversity, and openness to foreign cultures. Next year, I will be back with my house in Italy, where I want to open the first migratory neighborhood in Milan. It is such an amazing city. I have to talk to a politician, but I already know where it could be settled. It is a space at the end of a railway track not too far from the Duomo. Who wants to move in?” – Leonardo Di Chiara. Do you like this idea? Your feedback is critical. I am collecting requests from tiny housers or potential ones to have numbers to support this concept. I will go to talk to politicians to try this experiment in January 2018! Please write to me to  [email protected]  or the Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/migratoryneighborhood/ . What could be the future of the American “tiny house” typology in Europe? Could it solve the emergencies of a metropolis like overpopulation or apartment shortage? How could we shape an urban neighborhood on wheels? What benefits could emerge from such a living system for the nomadic inhabitants and for the city itself? Be careful, “migratory neighborhood” is a  model,  not the name of a singular artistic project or a research experiment. It aims at creating a repeatable structure for temporary and movable urban settlements of tiny houses. A network of migratory neighborhoods opened with similar methodology in different cities, potentially all over the world. How can all these neighborhoods be connected? How can tiny housers benefit from this network? Easy: with technology. Source Leonardo Di Chiara Recommended:  Tiny Houses Tips And Tricks: Minimalistic Living Experience Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about your tiny house experience?  Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input  or subscribe .
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