Courtesy Minarc

Hive 50 Honors

For spreading word on the fire-and-termite resistant potential of structural kit-of-parts assembly featuring recycled steel and EPS panels, produced in factories and erected waste-free on-site.

What You Need To Know

mnmMOD Building Solutions, a Santa Monica, Calif.–based enterprise started by Iceland-born CEO Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir and director Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, blends and balances materials, design, and process to remove friction and add energy and durability value to home construction and architecture. Fire-proof mnmMOD panels, made of recycled steel and EPS insulation, are 100% wood-free, perform at 40% greater energy efficiency than conventional materials, and contain no dyes, formaldehydes, nor VOC-emitting materials.

Who’s Involved

Principals are Minarc’s CEO Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir and director Tryggvi Thorsteinsson

Time Stamp

Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson started Minarc in 1999. They introduced their mnmMOD system in 2016, and their first Plus Hus ADUs—a $37,000 to $50,000 flat-packed, prefab accessory dwelling unit—was unveiled in 2018.