MAPA Prefab House Uruguay

Located on an olive grove perched in the Uruguayan hills, ‘Retreat in Finca Aguy’ is a 115 square metre prefab house designed by MAPA architects.

The house is made up of two identical modules, each approximately 12.5 metres long, which were built about 200km from Pueblo Eden and transported to the site on trucks.

MAPA Prefab House Uruguay

MAPA Prefab House Uruguay

The two units were then lowered onto two previously erected crossed stone walls so that they sat side by side. Additional concealed structural elements ensure the two volumes are sufficiently supported.

MAPA Prefab House Uruguay

MAPA Prefab House Uruguay

The side walls of the prefab house are clad with corrugated metal, with low windows bringing light into the matching bedrooms on each end. Behind adjustable wooden louvres, the building’s longer walls boast fall to ceiling glass for maximising the surrounding view.

MAPA Prefab House Uruguay

MAPA Prefab House Uruguay

An open-plan living, dining and kitchen space is located in the centre of the building, with two matching en-suite bedrooms on opposite sides. A sheltered balcony terrace spans the width of the building, extending out beyond one of the supporting stone walls. Timber covers the walls, floors and ceilings, and also fronts the kitchen units. Furnishings came from by Danish brand BoConcept, while Uruguayan company Trio provided lighting.

MAPA Prefab House Uruguay

MAPA Prefab House Uruguay

According to MAPA, one of the most important features of the house is its ability to be disassembled without having a visible impact on the natural landscape.

“Prefabrication allows us to work with industrialised materials that enable high-precision processes, thus reducing the impact of construction on the ground, minimising waste, staff in-situ and displacement,” they added.

MAPA Prefab House Uruguay

MAPA Prefab House Uruguay

The result is a stunning no frills prefab home that complements its surrounds and reminds us that simple really is best.

Floor plans:

Eco container home in UruguayPhotography by Leonardo Finotti. Transport photos by MAPA.

SOURCE: Dezeen (Check them out for more Prefab goodness!)

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