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November 06, 2010

Fabrication for the Future: The Modules

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The Modules at TempleTown is an impressive project. It embodies what many in the industry believe to be the benefits of off-site fabrication: waste reduction, speedy construction, and cost savings. Designed by Interface Studio Architects, The Modules is a student apartment building in a double-H shape specifically designed to allow natural lighting in all of the rental units.

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November 05, 2010

Earn a Weekend in a Prefab KitHAUS

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KitHAUS just installed two prefab modules, a K3 and K4, in Arroyo Grande, California.  And if you've ever wanted to test out a tiny prefab, the company is running a contest over the next year called "ourHAUS yourHAUS kitHAUS" for the opportunity to stay a weekend in the fully equipped kitHAUS retreat. 

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November 04, 2010

Old Shed Now an Ivy Covered Art Studio

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This green cube is the focal point of a landscape project that received an Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects in this year's Professional Awards.  Designed by Scott Lewis Landscape Architecture, an old garden shed was converted into a modern art studio covered in ivy growing on an exterior metal framework.  It's fascinating, don't you think?

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November 03, 2010

Solar Powered Green Home for Atlanta

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Concourse E unveiled a new project concept this week for a corner lot in Atlanta, Georgia.  The luxurious, green project would have three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and several spaces designed to facilitate gathering and relaxing.  If you're in the area, the company will have a preview event this Thursday night to share more detail of the Wessyngton House.

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October 27, 2010

Passive House Going Up in New York

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The scaffolding is down and progress is being made on what could be the first Passive House in New York, according to Curbed NY.  The mixed-use project is located in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn at 174 Grand Street and designed by Loadingdock5, an architectural studio from the same neighborhood.

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October 24, 2010

Round, Green, Efficient: Deltec Prefabs

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I like to watch the prefab world closely, but there's one company that I haven't mentioned yet.  That company, Deltec Homes, pops up in the news every other week or so.  Indeed, I noticed these homes are selling well in Canada, according to the National Post, and folks in Florida like that the round homes hold up in powerful hurricane weather, according to Wink News.

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October 21, 2010

BUILDER Reveals New Concept Home

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Builder magazine recently announced plans for the 2011 Concept Home, officially called the KB Home GreenHouse: An Idea Home Created with Martha Stewart.  The home has been designed for net-zero energy use, resource efficiency, and LEED Platinum certification. 

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October 20, 2010

Luxury LEED Townhouse in Manhattan

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Notwithstanding the economy, I imagine there are folks in Manhattan that would drop $6.8 million on a green townhouse without batting an eyelash.  Here’s such a place, now listed with Michael Pellegrino of Sotheby’s, that received a mention in the Wall Street Journal.  The home includes 12 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 15 closets, 2 laundry rooms, 1 wine cellar, and a personal elevator.  It comes with LEED Gold certification.

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October 11, 2010

Versatile Origin Prefab from Blu Homes

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Shown is a new installation of three Origin series prefabs by Blu Homes.  Each with a mixture of standard and custom elements, these modules were installed behind a company co-founder's existing home in Wayland, Massachusetts.  The prefab cluster is used as a photo studio, art studio, and media room and was built with radiant floor heating, cedar sunshades, a roof deck, galvalume siding, heat recovery ventilation, and bamboo flooring. 

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October 09, 2010

Low-Impact House on San Juan Island

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The Natural Balance Home is in its last months of construction on San Juan Island in Washington.  Owners Glen and Deb Bruels are building this retirement home with the assistance of Blue Sky Design, Ravenhill Construction, and a slew of sponsors.  The showcase features a curvy SIPs roof from Insulspan and a dramatic green roof over most everything else. 

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