Prefab structures are a relatively new industry but they’ve been around for enough time now to see architects and designers shaping them into unique and amazing projects. The Minimod is a perfect example. It’s a prefab cabin designed by studio MAPA and it’s set in a beautiful part of Brazil.
Here in the mountainous region of Curucaca Valley the cabin occupies a small clearing surrounded by dense forest vegetation. As such it’s in a unique position to take advantage of the magnificent landscape around it in ways that would be impossible for structures built using traditional methods. Because this is basically a plug&play module it has very little impact on the land which it occupies and it preserves the areas surrounding it intact, allowing its inhabitants to enjoy the stunning views and the remoteness in their most pure forms.
The Minimod cabin offers 90 square meters of living space in total. It has a compact and efficient design which has been optimized to take advantage of the surroundings and the views but also to be versatile and simple at the core. The forest clearing that it occupies is situated next to a steep gorge which reveals some really magnificent views. The cabin takes advantage of them without being intrusive. A really cool design detail is the green roof which allows the cabin to blend in and to become almost unnoticeable from above. It also has a dark exterior which resonates with the trunks of the trees around it. The wood-clad interior spaces are very warm and welcoming, creating a sense of safety and comfort.