Beautiful prefabricated homes always catch our eye, but the newly unveiled MIMA Light stands—or should we say ‘floats’—above the pack. MIMA House recently launched one of their smallest projects: the cuboidal and minimalist MIMA Light, which appears to float off the ground thanks to its mirrored base. The sleek customizable home can be “appreciated from any angle” and it blends into almost any surrounding.
Founded by architects Mário Sousa and Marta Brandão, MIMA House features a line of beautiful and simple-to-manufacture modular homes that are assembled off-site by the building firm Portilame. Available in a variety of sizes and colors, the rectangular MIMA Light is the easiest model to produce and is suitable for permanent or temporary housing. Aluminum panels clad the exterior of the home’s timber-framed structure, which is raised off the ground with wooden poles hidden from sight by mirrored base panels.
The cozy interior is lined with pinewood and filled with natural light that pours in from laminated glass walls that bookend the building. The insulated walls, ceiling, and floor are made from sandwich panels comprising oriented strand board, a vapor barrier, mineral wool, and cross-laminated timber. The MIMA Light can be purchased as an open space or as a fully equipped house with solar power capabilities. The prefabricated home is currently available for distribution in all European Union countries.
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