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Prefab is Not the Answer to Affordable, Modern, and Green Homes This article was authored by guest Chad Ludeman of Postgreen Homes. Prefab homes seem to be showing up more and more in the media these days, especially with two large exhibits in Philadelphia showcasing their history this year. Like many, I hoped that prefab would be the answer to bringing modern architecture to the masses in the US and beyond. Offsite Construction: STACK Charlie Kaplan joined ARCS Construction Services in 1996 as Construction Manager and Peter Gluck and Partners as a designer in 1997. He became associate principal in 1999. As the lead housing architect in our office, Mr. Kaplan, AIA LEED certified, has been involved in the design of sustainable housing projects throughout the U.S. Modern Cabana Blu Homes is committed to making it easier for our customers to build premium quality, beautifully-designed structures at predictable prices. Thanks to the acquisition of Modern Cabana by Blu Homes, our customers now have a smaller prefab option that can be used for home offices, art and photography studios, carpentry shops, playhouses, garden sheds, yoga studios and storage units. More information will be available about Modern Cabanas by Blu Homes starting next year. If you are interested in Modern Cabanas by Blu Homes, please provide us with your information below.

Double Wide Series « Resolution: 4 Architecture Size: 1895 SF Dimensions: 32′-0″ x 94′-0″ 4 bedrooms 2 baths The 2-Bar Slip is anchored by a central living space with windowed views in every direction, perfect for a site with multiple desirable views. Studio 804 - Modular 3 Prefab House Previously featured on Archinnovations for their Sustainable Prototype, Studio 804 is a design/build program at the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Studio 804 provides students with critical knowledge that prepares them for their future work as young architects in a rapidly changing and challenging profession. This is another tour-de-force by this program. Constructed in the spring of 2006, Modular 3 is a prefab house perched from the highest point in its local vicinity. It offers a magnificent view of the downtown Kansas City skyline, accentuated through extensive floor-to-ceiling glazing.

Cellophane House Cellophane House is a five-story, off-site fabricated dwelling made of transparent, recyclable materials commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art for the 2008 exhibition Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling. It was on display for three months on a New York City lot adjacent to the Museum, drawing over 500,000 visitors. The house is comprised of integrated component assemblies"or chunks"manufactured off-site over the course of thirteen weeks and assembled on-site in just sixteen days.

Homes / The Dwell Home / The Original Dwell Home The Original Dwell Home was the winning design of the Dwell Home Design Invitational. Sixteen architecture firms from the US and abroad were selected to submit design entries. The winning design came from Resolution 4 Architecture, a firm based in New York City. Building a Urban Prefab: Some Things Never Change Square Root Architecture + Design Forty years ago, when prefab was new, the building inspectors backed up the local builders and demanded that drywall be ripped off so that they could check the insulation, plumbing and wiring. By the time they were through, there wasn't much left of the interior. Eventually systems were put in place for State by State approvals that still hobble the American prefab industry. In Chicago, Jeff Sommers of Square Root Architecture is trying to build a green urban prefab.

Your Ultimate Guide To Prefab Homes - Green Diary In recent years, we’ve seen some highly ultramodern homes going beyond the reach of the commoners. Keeping it a bit low, where an average American home costs about $200,000 (more or less), a distinctively attractive abode, dubbed as Prefab Home – unrelated to the futuristic aspect of living; promises style, of course – has gradually come to the fore. Frequently derided as trailer homes, mobile homes, manufactured housing, and modular homes, these wide trailers or mobile-home parks are, now, an essential part of modern American way of life. The Trend: Image Courtesy

Packaged House by Konrad Wachsmann and Walter Gropius (1941-1952) at Housing.com Rather than representing a revolution in prefabrication, Konrad Wachsmann and Walter Gropius's Packaged House (General Panel System) represents the zenith of the wood-frame, panelized houses that were, by 1942, fairly common on both sides of the Atlantic. What is more relevant is the nature of the partnership between two influential architects with their own distinct interest in collaborating on such a project. Despite the cachet of its authors, the house, like so many before and after it, would ultimately fail as a commodity, remaining influential today by virtue of its conceptual underpinnings, rather than for its commercial success. Escaping interment in Germany virtually penniless in 1941, Wachsmann arrived at Gropius's American home in Lincoln, Massachusetts, homeless and without work.

Low cost housing kits The patented technology is cost effective due to its repetitive application. It is affordable due to the fact that the formwork is used on a repetitive basis for up to 50 reuses per kit; this results in the cost of the formwork being amortized over the construction of 50 units. By combing the re-usable, patented, recyclable lightweight plastic injection moulded concrete formwork kits, with a South African Bureau of Standards approved lightweight aerated mortar, Agrément Certificate 94/231, a full scale mould of the designed house is configured with all the services, both plumbing and electrical, are cast in situ as a monolithic reinforced walling system.

What One Modern House Tells Us About the Future of Urban Building – Next City On a Tuesday morning not long ago, I entered a half-assembled house tucked into a quiet corner of Somerville, Mass. In much of this small city, adjacent to Cambridge, you can no longer walk down the block without passing a yoga studio or an artisanal butcher. But this residential street still felt more like the blue-collar town of a previous generation. Outside, a yellow crane lifted a floor deck high overhead. Prefab (Better than Modular) Green Homes Our homes offer inspired designs, sophisticated green standards and quality construction in an extraordinarily convenient way – to make life simpler, healthier and more beautiful for you. A team of leading architects has combined warm eco-friendly materials, clean and spacious lines, high ceilings, and thoughtful storage systems to create delightful, sun-drenched indoor spaces. Blu’s proprietary building process and innovative steel-framing technology allow our homes to be built to the highest aesthetic and environmental standards and be delivered quickly and economically nationwide. We are committed to reducing stress and risk for our customers by simplifying and streamlining the home-building process. We use sophisticated 3D technology to allow you to personalize your home before we engineer, build, and finish it on site—all within 7-9 months and at a fixed and transparent price. Contact us now to find the best green prefab home for your land.

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