Eco architecture Homes & Tech

Maxi Good: Minimod Homes

7c3594de23dc480bf8b06422c9c9aa7a

By Chere Di Boscio

Building a new home usually has a profound ecological impact. From sourcing materials from far and wide to transporting them to the site, there is much transport involved; then there is construction waste, which accounts for a large chunk of landfill in almost all countries around the world.

505326284bb958aab44c14e30c533e38

 

41f1fb2061ef17cc643ef8e95548a530

But several companies are coming up with solutions to reduce a new home’s eco impact, and one of these is Minimod. 

Using prefab mobile units made from a steel frame and sustainable wood, the modules created by this Brazilian-born company can be easily taken apart and reassembled just about anywhere, reducing waste, and causing no harm to natural surroundings.

6c34cebc2f7e905fe527cf2f10cbd30c

fba459694f2579506b2930649affa234

4041a3f4ff04e6f23c8adb66e08d019f

These Minimod homes are small but chic in a minimalist way, and are perfect for any environment, be it on the shores of a tranquil beach, in the middle of a forest, or even in the desert. No wonder Minimod was preselected for the Iberoamerican Biennial of Architecture and Urban Planning in 2014.

3dc34816ce3a8c54b84525fe7bb94f9c

b221e37d85ea41864bd9630a32dc3db5 b158d60ef146a1bbac4afd244b973f2f

In addition, the expansion and addition of new modules can be performed following the client’s needs and budget. Understood as an open system, Minimod presents itself as an unfinished project, a catalyst for future exploitation by the homeowner, allowing him or her the flexibility to truly make a Minimod module the dream home they’d always hoped for.

0971992dfef316f1b0dc1f94e7d3e7f562696cf0fce1515a658efe47925b9144

For more information, see  www.minimod.com.br

Photos by Leonardo Finotti [email protected]



You Might Also Like

1 Comment

  • Reply
    These Minimod Homes Are Small, Chic And Perfect For Almost Any Environment – Urban Times
    Dec 2, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    […] This article by Chere Di Boscio was originally published on Eluxe Magazine. […]

  • Leave a Reply