MAPA Architects has designed a 115 sqm prefabricated house to be nestled into a picturesque Uruguayan olive grove surrounded by rolling hills. Made to maximize new landscape experiences, Retreat in Finca Aguy was prefab-born in a factory near Montevideo and transported 200km to its final destination in Pueblo Edén.
In landscapes of high natural value, it is fundamental to respect the original condition of the land. Prefabrication allows us to work with industrialized materials that enable high-precision processes. Thus amortizing the impact of construction on the ground, minimizing waste, staff insitu and displacement: a perfect combination of nature and industry. The result is a building that appears more permanent than many other small prefabricated structures. The architects describe it as a “perfect combination of industry and landscape”and I couldn’t agree more.