Mini to the Max: MiniMod Prefab by MAPA

Painted plywood clads the exterior of the prototype MiniMod, a prefab house. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

Marine-grade plywood lines the interior. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

Jorge Ferrari Hardoy’s chair inspired the one outside. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

The 32-foot-long house was trucked in from a factory 80 miles away. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

A crane unloaded the structure. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

Evergreen shrubs and wildflowers cover the roof. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

Siting the house took the trees into consideration. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

Exterior maintenance requires only water. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

The property sits on the banks of the Lagoa dos Quadros. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

End walls are glass. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

The sleeping area is just wide enough to hold a double bed. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

Holes were CNC-cut in the fiberboard used for hinged shutters that are mechanized to fold upward and outward to become canopies. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

On subtropical nights, cross ventilation can help cool the house. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

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