Green Prefab in Uruguay Redefines Boundaries with Minimalist Approach
Moving from one home to another can be an emotional affair at times as you leave behind memories of those good times in and around your house. But exquisite and innovative structures like the Retreat in Finca Aguy can change all that with their adaptability and mobility, which redefines the way we look at housing. Designed and brought to life by MAPA, this fabulous prefab sits 125 miles away from Uruguayan capital of Montevideo and fits in seamlessly with the stunning, mountainous backdrop at its splendid best! Nestled on an isolated lot in Pueblo Eden, this fascinating retreat is all about ease, elegance and eco-friendly panache.
The entire prefab was built off-site, in a factory in the capital and brought to Pueblo Eden as two individual units. Putting it all together did not take much time at all. Saving cost, resources and making construction of homes a lot easier in remote locations, the creative prefab does not compromise on aesthetics whatsoever. Its beautiful wooden exterior and timber interior feels both modern and inviting even as the stone walls it sits on minimize environmental impact.
Complete with a kitchen, spacious living room, bedroom and bathroom, this is not just a shabby little hangout where comfort is sparse. Stunning views of the landscape are combined with coziness while the prefabricated nature of the structure ensures that the scenery around the retreat is left completely untouched. The best part of it all is that one can easily relocate the entire home by disassembling the unit if and when the need to move arises! [Photography: Leonardo Finotti]