Three years ago, a small team of architects in Villa Allende, Argentina, came together on a mission to create a simpler, more eco-friendly way of building spaces. Soon after, the group launched their firm, SET Ideas, and began to stretch the limits of prefab design.
Tapping into their shared experience, the team identified the pain points of traditional construction—from long build times and tedious processes to the cost of labor and materials. "We saw an opportunity to optimize the way architecture is conceived," says architect Pedro Ruiz Funes of SET Ideas.
The team then created Modular Vida, which is a set of modular prefab units with options that accommodate various sizes and layouts. "Each structure is formed from an established base, but the design is flexible and can be personalized according to clients’ preferences," says Funes. "Thanks to this simplified building process, the units are more efficient, practical, and can be created in less time."
"We have already installed more than twelve modules with various functions—from country houses, offices, and studios to bedrooms and barbecue facilities," explains the architect. "Overall, we’ve found the process is much easier and less stressful for our clients, as well as for ourselves as architects and builders." Keep scrolling to see some of the available prefab modules by SET Ideas.
Designed to be used as a studio apartment, the Mod_Tiny offers an ideal solution for those who seek a smaller, more efficient living space. Each unit measures approximately 10 feet by 30 feet and includes a bathroom and kitchen. There’s also a partially separated area for a bed.
The Mod_Studio offers a sleek, light-filled option for a backyard office. The 10-by-13-foot unit can be customized to suit a variety of work-from-home necessities, and the layout includes a fully equipped kitchenette—plus large sliding glass doors that welcome natural light into the interior.
With slightly more interior space than its counterparts offer, the Mod_Weekend can take shape as a detached pool house, yoga studio, or bonus gathering area. (The prefab can also be used as a backyard office.) The versatile 13-by-26-foot unit comes with a small kitchen and bathroom, and it also features expansive sliding glass doors along its exterior.
To see more available prefab modules by SET Ideas, as well as to request pricing, check out the SET Ideas website.
Builder/General Contractor: SET Ideas / @set.ideas
Structural Engineer: Lucas Crespi
Landscape Design: Francisco Pascualini / @vivehogarr
Lighting Design: Maestre
Photographer: Arq Gonzalo Viramonte / @gonzaloviramonte
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