Cocasa means a “joint house” a vivid spot for business and leisure. Cocasa was designed to take a central place in the community. The concept is inspired by the earthship concept of Michael Reynolds, mixed with broader circular design. Michael Reynolds a Southwestern US architect is credited with building the first earthship. His wife coined the phrase because the house was self-sustaining, requiring no outside source of water or electricity. The house just kind of sailed around, hence the name earthship. The house was built out of discarded materials such as automobile tires and aluminum cans and finished with natural adobe.
Enter Inside is a master program aimed at design for the real world at the Royal Academy of Arts in the Hague. 100% Zomer was asked to co-design INSIDE (doorklikbaar maken www.insideflows.org) and co-implement, a two-year, English taught Master Interior (city) architecture program, which targets the real world. Large-scale city interiors, a changing relationship between public and private space, sustainability and a greater demand for social cohesion are themes that call for a new perspective on interior (city) architecture and design.