Minimod Catuçaba

Minimod Catuçaba


Minimod Cutuçaba is a house built on the logic of plug & play prefabrication. It is formed by cubic modules – measuring 3 x 3 x 3 meters – prepared principally with wood, combinable in different ways to topographically, visually, and environmentally make the most of the plots where they are used.

The system is formed by light spatial modules with 3-meter sides, prepared in the factory and assembled on the site, that can be combined to form different linear, radial, and centralized configurations.

The prototype erected atop a hill in a fazenda located some 150 kilometers from São Paulo is a good illustration of the spatial flexibility that makes the modular character of the house possible. With the objective of providing views from anywhere in the house, the complex combines five cubes that open up north, south, east, and west, with a large window wrapping it all up that captures a sweeping view of the surrounding landscape. Of the five modules, the central one contains a small dining room while those connected to it along the perimeter harbor the living room, the kitchen and bathrooms, and the bedroom. All the modules were prepared in accordance with detailed protocols in specialized factories in São Paulo, and assembled on the building site in a short period of time. The additive and modular scheme admits other linear configurations, and enables the house to expand in the future, as needed by the users.

Obra Work: Minimod Cutuçaba, Fazenda Cutuçaba, São Paulo (Brasil?Brazil).

Cliente Client: Fazenda Cutuçaba.

Superficie Area: 42 m².

Arquitectos Architects: MAPA Architects / Luciano Andrades, Matías Carballal, Rochelle Castro, Andrés Gobba, Mauricio López, Silvio Machado.

Colaboradores Collaborators: P. Courreges, D. Morera, E. Lago, M. Müller, C. Pereira.

Construcción Construction: Crosslam.

Hidráulica Hydraulic project: Júlio César Troleis.

Electricidad Electrical project: Ari Martins Colares.

Interiorismo Interiors: MAPA.

Fotos Photos: Leonardo Finotti, MAPA.