The appeal of the house is the restrained order of its standardized building parts making it easily adaptable to any new development. MIMA uses prefabricated construction methods the secret for its quick production and low price.
The ground level is occupied by the kitchen and main living spaces with openness to the outside via floor-to-ceiling windows. Two separate sets of stairs connect the levels but keep a privacy feature by not being directly connected to the living spaces downstairs.
Designed by Winchester based architectural studio AR Design Studiothestructureenjoys scenic views of the Solent and theIsle of Wight. The concept of the design was to maximize the building’s width so that every room enjoys an expansive view of the scenery.
It keeps its charm with the help of some details like the marble also seen in old churches and villas in Italy where the building materials look amazing even after centuries of usage.
The inside is defined by a regular grid of 1.5m whose intermediate lines leave gaps for internal walls to be added when needed. Each side of the walls can have a different color/finishing which allows a dramatic change through a simple wall rotation. The beauty of the MIMA houses lies in the fact that despite its standardized construction methods they can be customized in various parameters; no two houses are the same.