MIMA House by Mima Lab

MIMA House - Evening

This small home is just under 400 square feet and is manufactured in Portugal. It was designed by Marta Brandao & Mario Sousa and has an unusual feature – the interior walls move.

It is unique for its ability to be reconfigured by the owners in project and also post-delivery. The interior walls consist of lightweight panels that can be easily relocated or removed by two people. Several years have been spent refining the concept in order to arrive at a finished product that would be quick to manufacture, easy to assemble, of good quality and affordable.”

The overall floor plan is square and the supports are in the corners. This makes it possible to have those wide expanses of glass.

Photos by José Campos. See more at the Mima Lab website and follow them on Facebook.

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5 Comments MIMA House by Mima Lab

  1. Carol Ethridge

    I like the openness. Wonder if the panels could be put on tracks? Not quite as versatile but more convenient, IMHO.

    1. Leili

      Looks to me like there is a gridded track system in use here, no?

      Love this, it’s beautiful and perfect for a wilderness setting where the climate isn’t too harsh and all that glazing wouln’t pose a problem.

  2. Heather Formaini


    I should like to know more about this beautiful little house.
    Is it possible to buy them and have them set up in Italy.

    Please let me know.

    Best regards

    Heather Formaini

  3. Aldene

    This is fascinating, but seems to just scratch the surface of adjustable space inside houses. The article has me wanting to see more.


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