MINIMOD - off site construction house by MAPA


Description from architects: "MINIMOD proposes an innovative, intelligent and sustainable alternative for dwelling, enjoying the benefits of the off site construction (OSC)technology, with no waste and no mess. The house has a modulated structure and design, which allows multiple configurations and customizations. Starting from a minimal module, MINIMOD invests in customization, design and sustainability.

The production is carried out in a prefabricated manner and enjoys the steel frame system technology, which allows the client program definition needs and choice of finishes, as well as automation options. Depending on the composition of the modules, the MINIMOD offers different possibilities – ranging from a compact weekend retreat, a small show room for events up to larger programs and elaborated as hotels and inns, combining a larger number of modules. The modules are 100% prefabricated. MINIMOD than is take to any site by truck or disassembled into smaller pieces and taken to the ground for final assembly. This allows for a clean work without harming the natural environment.

Importantly, the expansion and addition of new modules can be performed either at initial installation or in the middle of the process, according to the needs and budgets of the client.

MINIMOD is more than a product of design, is more than a house. It’s practicality combined with comfort, it’s economy allied to nature, and it’s a unique experience of housing and contemporary living."

Architects: MAPA
Project website: MINIMOD
Area: 27 sq.m.
Location: Porto Alegre, Brasil
Year: 2013
Photography: Leonardo Finotti