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prefabricated ‘MIMA light’ dwelling appears to levitate above the ground
all images by josé campos

 

 

 

prefabrication specialist MIMA has designed a modular dwelling that appears to levitate above the ground. named ‘MIMA light’, the product is the latest in a series of modular homes conceived by the portuguese company. the base of the scheme is lined with mirrors, an architectural gesture influenced by the minimalist sculpture of artists such as donald judd, john mccracken and robert morris. the rational external design is complemented with comfortable interiors — clad with pinewood and featuring chrome details.


the dwelling is intended to be simpler to assemble than any previous MIMA product

 

 

 

each unit contains cooking and living spaces, sleeping accommodation, and bathroom facilities. glass façades allow better ventilation and air circulation, while electricity is located in a centrally positioned core wall, and is distributed laterally. to heat water, there is the possibility of installing an electric boiler connected to solar panels. for extremely warm locations, MIMA recommends using thicker glazing with high UV values. air conditioning could also be installed, as can radiant floors for more ‘traditional’ heating.

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aerial view of the rational external design

 

 

 

the entire home is manufactured in a warehouse before being transported to site. intended to be simpler to assemble than any previous MIMA product, the house is available in two sizes: ‘MIMA light’ and ‘MIMA light plus’, measuring 9 meters and 12 meters in length respectively. designed for market sectors that cover tourism, temporary homes, and vacation homes, the dwelling can be distributed to all countries located in the european union.

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glass façades allow better ventilation and air circulation

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the modular dwelling appears to levitate above the ground

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the entire home is manufactured in a warehouse before being transported to site

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comfortable interiors are clad with pinewood

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chrome details are found throughout the design

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one end of the unit is completely glazed

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each module contains cooking and living spaces, sleeping accommodation, and bathroom facilities

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the house is available in two sizes: 9 meters and 12 meters in length

 

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