MAPA Architects’ tiny MINIMOD house is a 100% prefabricated structure designed and built for relaxed, off-the-grid living. The basic model, clad with recycled wood, has four modules, including a bedroom, living room, dining room and bathroom. The home is fully customizable and expandable, and presents an intelligent and sustainable alternative to conventional dwelling typologies.
The house is assembled in a factory and transported to the site as a ready-made living unit. Its large openings provide a visual connection to its natural surroundings, while different coating used for the interior walls and the exterior accentuate the contrast between these two. Minimalist architectural design is married with rich detailing and materials that exude warmth. The design allows for a high level of customization—the modules can be configured to fit different needs and functions.
MINIMOD features a rainwater harvesting mechanism embedded within its green canopy. The house is slightly elevated to avoid moisture penetrating the interior, while the ventilated façade confers thermo-acoustic comfort. At night, this tiny house uses LED lighting to illuminate its interior. The home evokes childhood memories of sitting around the camp fire, but provides everything a modern dwelling should.
Photos by Leonardo Finotti