How can tiny houses reach the society? How to solve the contradiction which links tiny houses to an high construction costs for sqm? What could be the balance between standardization and customisation?
aVOID invites companies, private homebuilders, carpenters, architects and designers to collect ideas which address to the topic of tiny house industrialisation. Taking inspiration from Bauhaus, which aimed at bringing to the society high quality design pieces combining art and industry, Leonardo Di Chiara wants to develop an optimisation and cost reduction process to make aVOID more affordable.
“Every single element inside aVOID was designed and manufactured as a unique piece for my tiny house. The foldable mattress, the safety windows, the reclinable sink and even the trailer where the iron frame perfectly combines with the upper wooden frame of the house were developed with an artisanal method. This accurate customisation, which make aVOID a very special living space, had as a result a very high cost for all the construction process, calculated around 40 000 €. I am now working to understand how industrialisation and standardization can lower the costs of production withour losing completely a certain level of personalization.” – Leonardo Di Chiara