Modern prefab home in Portugal

Responding to the modern dream for clean sophisticated design and bright open spaces.

The Mima House is a 387 square foot prefabricated house in Portugal. Designed by Mima Architects, it has a modular structure and can be divided into rooms with a grid of removable partitions. Each side of internal and external walls can have a different color/finishing, which allows a dramatic change through a simple wall rotation.

It costs about the same price to manufacture as a family car. Mima architects researched for years to be able to put together a single home that was fast to produce, flexible, light and inexpensive, yet was a good quality product wrapped up with a pleasant clean design. Fundamentally inspired on the traditional Japanese house, the perfect paradigm for lightness, flexibility, comfort and pleasing lines.

 Plywood panels and the Mima House

Plywood panels transform the windows into walls to create privacy where necessary.

 the Mima House and Customizing

Despite its standardized construction methods, these houses can be customized in so many parameters, that you’ll hardly see two equal houses.

Inspired by the Traditional Japanese House and the Mima House

Fundamentally inspired on the traditional Japanese house, the perfect paradigm for lightness, flexibility, comfort and pleasing lines.

 Mima House Exterior at Night

The restrained order of its standardized building parts appealed to MIMA architects as the hallmark of a deeply rooted culture, confirmed over centuries and easily adaptable to any new development.

 

Images: Jose Campos