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Most of the energy system of this modern modular house is located at the end of the garden, called an “eco-hub”. Rather than relying on bolting on a mass of solar panels or wind turbines to the house itself, which depending on the orientation of the house may not be most efficiently positioned, the architects have centralized them within a shared community space….<More>
“A Kodiak Steel Homes kit offers several advantages over more typical approaches to homebuilding. Its superior materials and fully-engineered design make it more durable, economical, and environmentally responsible”…
“Locating the house on a remote island posed another set of constraints. Using traditional construction processes would have been prohibitively expensive; the majority of costs would have been applied toward transporting building materials to the remote island. Instead, we worked with the contractor to devise a prefabrication and construction process that maximized the use of thee unique character of the site:Lake Huron as a waterway”…. <More>
Apartment Therapy has an excellent post rounding up their year’s best on Prefabs and RVs Check it out at Aparment Therapy Best of 2008
“# 6 Created for a owner who was paralyzed in a car accident, this home inverts the notion of “accessible” architecture by making the center of the house into a platform that moves up and down. Each floor of the house is only complete when the elevator/platform room is present. So the wheelchair-bound resident is the center of the home and an integral part of it”…. <More>
“Like a traditional pool, the natural pool is separated from the ground by manmade materials such as rubber or reinforced polyethylene. But unlike a traditional pool, the water cleaning process uses a regeneration zone of aquatic plants and stones instead of harsh chemicals like chlorine.
Of course, no one wants a green pool in a literal sense, so natural pools use plants and ultraviolet sterilizers to rob algae of nutrients, leaving waters as clean as those of a traditional swimming pool. The chemical-free water and regeneration zone allow customers to have both a pool and a pond that functions as an aquatic garden”….<More>
From small to big as long as it is round…”The Deltec Circular Home package is a pre-cut, panelized building system. “Panelized construction” involves the prefabrication of a structure in identifiable “panels” that can be easily transported directly to the jobsite and quickly assembled on the foundation.Almost half of the new homes built in the USA are panelized or systems-built. The advantages of Deltec’s panelized building system are numerous:
- Factory-produced components are precisely constructed using a combination of state-of-the-art equipment and tools, as well as old-fashioned craftsmanship. The resulting structures are plumb, easy to assemble and able to meet or exceed local wind, seismic and snow loads.
- Because factories offer craftsmen steady employment and benefits, the resulting longtime labor force adds to the quality of construction”….<More> For another look at a Japanese Round Prefab check This Post
Colours can be selected to suit local requirements.
Spaceboxes can be located individually in the following ways:
* traditional leisure-home format similar to a static caravan;
* several interconnected Spaceboxes forming a multi-room home; or
* multiple units on several layers for use in hotel or self-catering accommodation”…. <More@ SpaceBox>
Good website, not many interior shots
“Place Houses are affordable, green, architecturally designed prefabricated kit homes designed by Place Architects”…. <Website>
“Casa de Ferro: Ever heard the saying �people who live in the tropics shouldn�t build iron houses�?
Nope? Neither had old Gustav when he came up with the highly impractical Casa de Ferro (Iron House), which he designed as a residence for the governor of the Portugese colony. Unfortunately the prefabricated iron building became (unsurprisingly!) unbearably hot under the African sun and the governor couldn�t live there.
Behind the Casa de Ferro lie the Jardim Tunduru (botanical gardens). At times a little overgrown, these beautiful gardens, which were designed in 1885 by the English gardener Thomas Honney”…. <More>
“The Dome House is an igloo-shaped structure built from snap-together wall sections made of 100% expanded polystyrene foam (styrofoam). It might seem like an odd choice of material for a house, but the company lists a number of advantages that styrofoam has over traditional materials. Unlike wood and metal structures, for example, the styrofoam Dome House does not rust, rot or attract termites. It is also highly resistant to earthquakes and typhoons. In addition, the walls, which are treated with a flame retardant, emit no toxic fumes in a fire’…. <More>
Dome was Built in a day: Diginfo
“Dubbed “7.83 Hz” after the idea to create a home that matches the natural frequency of our planet… Architects Simon Beames and Simon Dickens’ London-based practice, Youmeheshe, was set up to develop an innovative and potentially revolutionary design, which would make a carbon-neutral, eco-friendly prefab house available to the mass market. Yet the two Simons are still unsure how exactly to pitch the idea to a nation that has accepted organic vegetables but has yet to fully embrace the Prius. In ten years’ time the idea will doubtless sell itself, but today the two innovators are way ahead of the curve.Designed to be delivered on just two trucks, Youmeheshe’s prefab is assembled from precut, biodynamically grown wooden panels, which are doweled together onsite rather than glued. This decreases the impact on the environment as well as on the inhabitants, while the delivery schedule is aimed at minimizing transport-related pollutants and noise”….<More>
“IT ALL STARTED one day in 1946 when Carl Gunnard Strandlund, fifty years old, the $100,000-a-year Vice President and general manager of Chicago Vitreous Enamel Products Co., was doodling on the tablecloth at lunch. He had been talking with officials of Standard Oil (Indiana), who wanted to get Washington’s permission in those material-scarce days to build some more service stations. For a dozen years Chicago Vitreous had been making easy-to-clean porcelain-enameled steel wall panels, shiny white as a tile bathroom and as easy to clean, For Standard and other midwestern service stations.
“You know, Carl,” someone at the lunch table said, “you could make houses out of that stuff. And in this housing crises…” On the tablecloth, engineer Strandlund began designing what he later called the Lustron house. A few weeks later he went to Washington to get permission to build his service stations. He stuffed the preliminary drawings for the Lustron house in his briefcase, he says, to fool around with in the evenings”…. <More> and <More>
“With all the snows we get down here, this warm modern architecture, cantilevered roof prefabricated house may be our solution.
Designed by Balance associates architects from Seattle, the Modern Homes
cabin has a pleasing design. Three lines of prefabricated cabins are
available to meet your needs. The cabin can be one or two storey high.
The plans are neither too big nor too small”…. <More>
I have blogged about prefab concrete construction b4 here but this is more of an “concrete imagining of a modern day thomas Eddison single concret pour house….
“What are the perrinepod’s constructed from?
They are made entirely of aerated, polished, concrete. There are some aluminium components.
Can I customise the interior of the perrinepod?
Yes. You can make adjustments to the interior of the perrinepod, including the selection of appliances and fittings, as well as the layout of rooms. Depending on the level of customisation, there may be additional costs for this. These costs will be detailed in the price list when it is available.
What are the dimensions of the interior spaces?
The dimensions can vary based on configuration. Generally, the bedrooms are 3.2 x 3.5m, and the living areas 12 x 3.6, 9 x 3.6 or 6 x 3.6.
What is the size of the perrinepod?
The dimensions of the perrinepod are visible on page 11 of the brochure from our website. There are three basic configurations pictured on that page: 8 x 6m, 8 x 9m, and 8 x 12m.
What is the price of the perrinepod?
Indicative pricing is located in this website’s perrinepod configurator. These prices may be subject to change.
What is included in the price of the perrinepod?
The price includes delivery to metropolitan areas, erection of the perrinepod, and all interior fittings.
Does the perrinepod come in different colours?
Yes. The concrete can be toned to any natural pigment, including white, black, and brown shades.
Can I buy multiple perrinepod’s to create a larger home?
Yes. The perrinepod’s can be stacked, or placed side by side.
Is there an additional cost for stacking the perrinepod’s?
Yes. Stacking the perrinepod’s requires a full site assessment. Prices for this will be detailed in the Pricelist when it is available. “perrinepod.com
“With this month’s launch of a Web-based company, Brett Zamore hopes to do what no one in the market has done so far: deliver sustainable modern homes that live up to the promise of affordability”….<More>