Mini House by Jonas Wagell

, , , , , , By Catherine Lazure | Nordic Design

We love to hear about young talented designers who became well-known in their field for pursuing an idea they had while still on the school benches. We previously told you about Karen Kjældgård-Larsen and her Blue Fluted Mega pattern, and now we are happy to share what we know about Jonas Wagell and his Mini House.

The concept for the Mini House started as a Master thesis at Konstfack University College of Arts Crafts and  Design in 2007. Swedish architect and designer in the making, Jonas Wagell, elaborated this functional and modern 15 sqm flat pack prefab house. The project was Jonas’ response to a new law (since January 1st 2008) in Sweden that allows people to build homes of up to 15 sqm on their land without a requiring a permit.

The house is made of simple but quality materials, and it is insulated – making the house suitable for both summer and winter living. It is delivered as a flat pack, and can apparently be built within a weekend! Each Mini House can also be customized by adding a kitchen and bath module, a heater kit with chimney or a solar power unit to provide the house with electricity.

Size house module: 15 sqm
Size outdoor room: 15 sqm
Construction: sandwich panels
No. of modules: 8 pcs per house module
Build-up time: 1-2 days/2 pers
Preparations: foundation e.g. concrete slabs

Jonas Wagell was on the Wallpaper* Magazine’s ARCHITECTS DIRECTORY 2008 in the list “50 of the world’s hottest young architects”.

Now being developed by a new manufacturer, and a new website with prices and additional information will be available this spring.

To see what it can look like from the inside, check out

Photos: trendir

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1 Comment

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    1 May 2010 / 12:46 am

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