308 posts categorized "Prefab" Feed

September 03, 2010

Custom Modular Green Home in St. Paul

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Hive Modular, a prefab company out of Minneapolis, recently completed this custom modular home on a sloping corner lot in St. Paul.  Sandwiched between mid-century modern neighbors, the 1,864 square foot prefab features contemporary oak finishes and landscaping from none other than Rosenlof/Lucas.  Check it out below from a few different perspectives. 

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September 01, 2010

Next Gen Prefab Called v100 Mod Box

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If Apple were to sell a homes, perhaps they would look something like this.  The v100 Mod Box is a 10' x 10' x 10' cube made with green materials, state of the art appliances, and stylish fixtures.  It's a new kind of structure that can be assembled by anyone -- no tools required -- and lives comfortably despite the fact that its footprint is so tiny. 

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August 28, 2010

Modern Green LVL Prefab in Canada

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It's been a great week for prefab enthusiasts -- with news from LivingHomes, KitHAUS, and Blu Homes -- but there's still more.  Recently, developers at Kootenay Lake Village completed this LVL prefab near Nelson, British Columbia.  The new home has double insulated walls, high grade energy efficient windows, low-flow bathroom fixtures, and a green roof, just to name a few of its green features.  

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August 25, 2010

California LivingHome Earns Platinum

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Yesterday, LivingHomes announced that this modern prefab in Newport Beach received LEED Platinum certification.  Designed by KieranTimberlake, the KTLH1.5 model home was a showcase for TED 2009 and features stylish, contemporary interiors from Kristin Kilmer Design.  Steve Glenn, CEO of LivingHomes, said the home "uses far less energy, water, and materials resources than most homes and ... has far better indoor air quality."

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Blu Relaunches Glidehouse Green Prefab

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Blu Homes continues to dominate the green prefab world.  Today the company announced the relaunch of Glidehouse, a gorgeous home originally made famous by Michelle Kaufmann.  Glidehouse will be available nationally and built in Blu's own factory using the company's proprietary steel and wood framing system.  The new Glidehouse retains all of the signature features of the old design and can be purchased for $360,000+.

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August 24, 2010

Flexible Kpod Space from KitHAUS

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KitHAUS, a California-based prefab company, recently introduced a tiny new design called the Kpod.  The 117 square-foot structure is made with bolt-together aluminum framing, SIPs, dual-glazed windows, cement board siding, and either a wood or steel clad sliding barn door.  KitHAUS specially designed a solar power and HVAC system for the Kpod, though solar is not included in the sub-$20,000 price tag.  Perfect for shedworking, Kpod is ideal as a backyard studio, workout space, or something similar. 

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August 23, 2010

Clayton Homes Previews i-house 2.0

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Clayton Homes turned the prefab world upside down last year when it announced the i-house, a modern, green prefab with an approachable price tag.  I-house has been insanely popular and installed in various locations.  And it turns out that the company is nearing the release of a new version of green prefab, i-house 2.0, which will have an enhanced front entry, warm and natural exterior materials, and more interior space to accommodate families. 

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August 18, 2010

Prefab Green Home Office in East Bay

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This is a modern home office that was designed and prefabricated by five design-build students in a graduate architecture class at Academy of Art University in San Francisco.  The project, built with various reclaimed and green materials, was recognized recently with a Citation from the East Bay chapter of the AIA. 

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Fantastic Monastic Modules in Big Sur

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If you follow Michelle Kaufmann’s blog, you’ve probably seen completion photos of this residential care facility for the New Camaldoli Hermitage Monks in Big Sur, California. The 1,737 square-foot facility originally began as mkDesigns project but – due to market realities we’ve mentioned previously – Studio 101 Designs guided it through completion.

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August 10, 2010

Smart Green Homes from Minimalist+

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Generally speaking, traditional construction can be inefficient and wasteful, while prefab construction can be non-local and expensive.  Somewhere in between, you might imagine, is a potential sweet spot where homes can be built in a smart, green, approachable, and modern way.  That's what a Portland team is trying to do with Minimalist+ and their new SiteFab building process. 

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