308 posts categorized "Prefab" Feed

November 02, 2010

Rethinking Waste in a Reclaimed Space

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Austin-based Reclaimed Space built this modular prefab with roughly 80% reclaimed materials and presented it at Dwell on Design 2010.  With interior design by Zem Joaquin, founder of Ecofabulous, the 400-square-foot home has Electrolux appliances, a vertical living wall from Fyto Wall, CaesarStone countertops, Mythic zero-VOC paints, Solatube daylighting, LED lighting, and Caroma water-efficient bathroom fixtures.  If you didn't get a chance to see it, watch this five-part video series embedded below:

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October 30, 2010

Lookotels Green Prefab Hotel Startup

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Spanish Lookotels is on a mission to build a new kind of hotel for modern consumers seeking quality at a low cost.  Each energy-efficient hotel will be prefabricated with up to 100 rooms and Lookotels has financing with plans to build 10 hotels in the next five years throughout Spain and Europe.  The company told us in an email that they're also looking for partners in the U.S.

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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 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 05, 2010

Blu Homes Revamps Element Eco Prefab

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Several months ago, we took a look at an Element prefab by Blu Homes in Rhode Island.  The Element model has been revised recently and now includes up to 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, and 12' ceilings.  The contemporary home design is available in two sizes, 36' x 20'6" or 48 x 20'6", and comes standard with a number of green features:

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October 02, 2010

Inspired In Law Prefab Unveiled at WCG!

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For those of you near San Francisco, this Inspired In-Law Cottage is on display at the Fort Mason Center through West Coast Green 2010. Designed by Larson Shores Architects, the structure – an accessory dwelling unit designed to help folks age in place – was built by Eco Offsite in eight days and, after some button up work, completed one day later.

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September 30, 2010

C3 Modular House Going Up in Chicago

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Square Root Architecture + Design just began construction of its first prefab home in Chicago.  The C3 Modular Home is participating in the Chicago Green Homes program and will shoot for LEED Platinum certification with green elements such as Energy Star appliances, WaterSense fixtures, a mini-split HVAC system, multiple layers of insulation, high performance windows, and a solar thermal system. 

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September 25, 2010

New Prices for Green Blue Sky Homes

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Blue Sky Homes, maker of modern, green, steel homes, recently announced a new infusion of funding and, with that, a new website, new pricing, and new projects slated for construction this fall. 

The California company first built a modern home in Yucca Valley, which by the way is open for reserved tours on October 23, and now has a pipeline of subsequent homes in various stages of construction. 

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September 20, 2010

Efficient Modular Zero Homes in Maine

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This month, Modular builder Keiser Homes and architecture firm Kaplan Thompson Architects launched the net zero energy series of modular homes called the "Modular Zero Collection."  These homes have been designed to use the smallest amount of energy possible and, if purchasers opt for solar hot water and solar photovoltaics, can produce as much energy as is consumed on an annual basis. 

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September 11, 2010

New Modern Green Homes from Lindal

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Dwell and its writers/editors have considerable influence in the prefab industry.  They made a big move last year announcing the Dwell Homes Collection of “warm modern” prefabs designed by Turkel Design and produced by Lindal Cedar Homes.  This year, Lindal and Turkel Design added seven new plans to the collection and they’re beautiful, to put it simply.

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