Designed by Mapa, Retreat in Finca Aguy was born in a factory near the Uruguayan capital and then was transported 200 km to its final destination – olive field surrounded by hills. The prefab house measuring 115 m² (1,238ft²) consists of two 12.5-metre (41-foot) long modules.
In landscapes of high natural value, it is fundamental to respect their original condition and so it is essential a reversibility condition. 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 in situ and displacement: a perfect combination of nature and industry.
Photographs by Leonardo Finotti
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