Prefab architecture makes it possible for home sweet home to pop up just about anywhere. Colectivo Creativo Arquitectos just unveiled one such innovative example: the VIMOB, a gorgeous and flexible modular home clad in timber. While the home can be transported and assembled in a variety of places, from mountaintops to beaches, the first prototype was installed in the remote and lush area of Matapalo, Colombia.
Colectivo Creativo Arquitectos turned to prefab architecture as a solution to the challenge of building a home in a hard-to-reach location. To limit the amount of materials and labor that would need to be transported on site, the architects developed a factory-built home that could be easily assembled on site atop a pier-and-beam foundation system. Compared to traditional construction methods, production of the VIMOB generates less waste and has a smaller impact on the landscape.
Designed to complement a diversity of settings, the contemporary home is clad in a patchwork of timber of varying colors for an earthy look. Wood also dominates the interior in the form of OSB walls and pine ceilings. The 37-square-meter prototype home features an open-plan living, dining, and kitchen area on one end of the house, with two bedrooms and a bathroom on the other. The dwelling brings the outdoors in with its large patios and full-height windows that effectively extend the living room out to the landscape.
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