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Beatrice Bonzanigo reveals Casa Ojalá luxury cabin with flexible cylindrical walls in Tuscany, Italy
Italy Architecture News - Jul 01, 2021 - 11:28 2794 views
Milan-based architect Beatrice Bonzanigo together with the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco have revealed a luxury cabin with flexible cylindrical external walls in Tuscany, Italy, providing a full of privacy for travelers.
Named Casa Ojalá, the small cabin is located in the hills of the Capanna vineyard on the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco estate, founded by Massimo and Chiara Ferragamo, in Tuscany, in heart of the Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO heritage site.
The project was realized in partnership with Beatrice Bonzanigo and the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco to develop a radical concept to enhance luxury travel experience.
Casa Ojalá has been designed as a luxurious guest suite containing bed, bath and living spaces and a private roof terrace, to provide guests complete immersion in the landscape. Thanks to the cabin's elegant mechanical systems, guests are able to reconfigure the spaces with the pull of a cord, giving them the exclusive experience of controlling both their comfort and privacy.
Hospitality romance without equal in the heart of the ancient Val d’Orcia, a village of the most authentic elegance, that of simplicity, according to Massimo and Chiara Ferragamo.
Casa Ojalá provides an endless view to its mesmerizing surrounding. Surrounded by the hills that bring peace to the heart, in the 2000 hectares of the Resort of Castiglion del Bosco, spearhead of the collection of the leading Rosewood Group.
For the cabin, the architect is inspired by Tuscan legacy of land and culture. The project is described as "an entirely creative challenge, of Italian doc enchantment, leading the way to a Luxury Renaissance, for a Home that becomes travel."
"Much more than architecture and trends of living, disrupting the traditional coordinates, turning volume into a show, a choice of freedom."
"We are proud to launch, starting in Italy in synergy with Castiglion del Bosco, to offer its guests of exception an absolutely unique chance of enjoying and discovering the wonders of the Hotel," explained Bonzanigo, President of Casa Ojalá srl, already internationally coveted.
"Emblem of the future of sustainable luxury, Bonzanigo’s creation could only rise here where our Brunello di Montalcino is born. A magical location, which runs over the ridge of the hills like a massive green river, to experience unrepeatable emotions," said Massimo and Chiara Ferragamo, founders of Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, who have fallen in love with that secular landscape as if it was their own home.
An engineering method in the project appears to be fictional, but it is so advanced that it becomes poetry of flexibility. A manual mechanism composed of ropes, handles made of soft natural leather, pulleys and cranks in a Jules Verne style.
Echoing that Nautilus of inventions, for an assonance with the nautical realm, so dear to the creator. The carousel of magic invented by Beatrice Bonzanigo rolls up and unrolls walls of illusion. For an inspiration of genius, which allows equatorial okumè wood to be wrapped around a cylinder.
Leonardesque gears, rollable interior walls that dematerialize sliding on invisible binaries, retractable beds, even the toilette, through intriguing hatches, handled by unexpected winches, of stainless steel.
Furnishings hiding beneath the mahogany floor, that emerge, hoisted, in lightness. Including the sink whose cover becomes a mirror, to be hanging at a bollard of femininity.
Merry go round terrace, to be discovered through an internal ladder of adventure. One and only always on stage, the tub sculpture of absolute relax and the bioethanol fireplace, duo of intimacy.
To enjoy after having discovered, half sailor in hand, the portholes of the roof, made ad hoc in bright ultra-performing fabric, that become cloves of sky. Because, to hug the stars, glass would get in the way. All in a blend of materials, coatings and outdoor fabrics, prestigious and authentic.
The team create new forms of storytelling for a flourishing and evolving tourism. "From open air tastings to the most romantic dinners in total privacy, all to be experienced in the new dimension created by the passionate traveler Bonzanigo," they said.
"To expand beyond the imaginary the experiences proposed by the Hotels in different locations surrounded by nature, and much desired by their clients."
"In the landscape of the spectacular Resorts, Casa Ojalá stands as a revolution, surpassing all amenities. Waking to the view of the Andes, in the desert or on the ocean shore, under the sun of the savannah. Perhaps, in the company of a giraffe coming to visit, for breakfast. To inhabit Nature, beyond all limits," added the team.
Casa Ojalá cabin has multi-dimensional sustainability
In affinity with Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Casa Ojalá utilizes numerous eco-responsible materials and fittings and is powered by the sun.
The team implemented purely eco-responsible materials for the cabin such as selected woods, fabrics made from recycled plastic, in addition to the strictly handmade ceramic, of Italian mastery. In addition, they used photovoltaic panels, rainwater recovery system, black water depuration advanced biological plant.
"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," said Beatrice Bonzanigo.
"Beyond the automatism of travel and living of our times, based on virtuality and hyper technology," concludes Bonzanigo.
In 2019, Casa Ojalá srl was formed by Beatrice Bonzanigo and Ryan Nesbitt to develop the initial design into full-scale production and to fulfill the customer demand generated in the wake of Milan Design Week 2019.
In November 2019 it was recognized as an Italian “innovative start up” and in early 2020 Beatrice’s patent was fully granted. Casa Ojalá srl is headquartered in Milan.
Casa Ojalá is looking for compelling partners for the first locations, meaning that people who are interested can buy and built the cabin wherever they want.
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