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Minimod / MAPA

Minimod / MAPA
Minimod / MAPA, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Maquiné, Maquiné - RS, Brasil
  • Authors

    LuLuciano Andrades, Matías Carballal, Rochelle Castro, Andrés Gobba, Mauricio López and Silvio Machado
  • Project Team

    Camilla Pereira, Alexis Arbelo, Pablo Courreges, Emiliano Lago,Aldo Lanzi, Isabella Madureira, Diego Morera, Jaqueline Lessa, Pamela Davyt, Emiliano Ecthegaray
  • Área

    27.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photography

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

From the architect. MINIMOD proposes an innovative, intelligent and sustainable alternative of dwelling.

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 lets the client adapt the space to his needs, choosing among different finishes, as well as automation options.


Corte 1 Detalhe Implantação Corte 2 +21

Depending on the composition of the modules, MINIMOD can vary the uses ranging from a compact refuge for weekends, a small showroom for events, up to hotels and inns, combining a larger number of modules.

The modules are 100% prefabricated and elevated to a determined place by truck or disassembled into smaller pieces and taken to the ground for final assembly.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

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.

Axonométrica Explodida
Axonométrica Explodida

It’s practicality combined with comfort, it’s economy allied to nature, it’s a unique experience of housing and contemporary living.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

MAPA Architects it’s a binational collective that works on architectural projects in Brazil and Uruguay. From this double geographical condition, MAPA explores the limits of non-conventional production formats.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

he studio has originally established itself from professional and academic grounds: two complementary fields that create and shape its work.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
Cite: "Minimod / MAPA" [Minimod / MAPA] 15 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Castro, Fernanda) Accessed . <>
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Papanoa · June 22, 2015

This is baeutiful design, great from an architectural view, "compact", "essential", for experiencing the basic needs....there are a lot of these lateley, one more beautiful than the other. and there may be some serious use i som cases. But do we want those as weekend cabins all around the place? What does look so "essential" "i basic contact with nature" is the 2nd or 3rd home for people which probably own the landscape around. where does the wastewater go?, the freshwater come from? do we meet these on a hiking trip while the guy is showering and his girlfriend watches tv on the other side? this is maximum waste of space and resources. a deacadent "back to nature" by occupying it. what about tents, hotels..? we live in a world where these should house a family and be stacked in 4 floors....

Luís Norton dos Reis · November 24, 2014

Congrats for the clean, easy and neat Design! Its versatility is also very interesting because it's destined for anywhere within the two countries in South America (Brazil and Uruguay), both with incredible landscapes. These Mini Modules don't compromise completely the interior as we are used to with other "glass boxes" and they seem to be really nice and cosy for refuge for the weekend.

Maikerun · November 24, 2014

Pure, simple and cosy. Let's the outside be part of the inside.

phuhx24 phu ho xuan · February 21, 2014

it is amazing

Nani Sa · February 19, 2014

lovely module.2*14 ?!!

SmallLivingmaniac · April 20, 2015 04:09 PM

9m x 3m i guess. If you look at the bed size and whall thickness

Lene Kripa · February 18, 2014

I just wonder, how to learn more about the cost and availability?


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