Walls for the three-bedroom 2,200-square-foot prefab house were framed in just three hours. Using 42 prebuilt steel panels from Blue Sky Building Systems, the crew started at 8:30 a.m. and had all the walls up by 11:30 the same morning. All the rough framing, including the roof, was finished in three days instead of the usual three to six weeks. Total elapsed time, from pouring the foundation to showing off the finished design: just 4.5 months.
Architect: Jim Jennings Architecture
Construction: Blue Sky Building Systems
Area: 2,200 sq.ft.
Location: Palm Springs, California
Year: April 2013
Photography: Nuvue Interactive
This 3,000 sqft modern prefab home replaced a dilapidated cottage on this beautiful street in Northern California. Located in Burlingame, CA, the house is a showcase of contemporary style and eco-friendly living. The design of the 4 bedrooms home includes a living roof, a myriad of recycled materials and energy-efficient features including electric car hook-ups. Developed by TobyLongDesign, the Cleverhomes process for constructing modern prefab homes is now easier and more efficient. Prefab evolved.
Architecture and Design Toby Long Design - Clever Homes, Cipriani Studios Design
Project Burlingame Residence
Location Burlingame, CA
Area 3,000 sqft
The desire to do good, better and fairer has long driven the work and production of internationally acclaimed creator Philippe Starck, as well as the work of Riko, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of sustainable prefabricated wooden buildings. These joint values have brought them together to create Prefabricated Accessible Technological Homes – P.A.T.H., industrially manufactured houses tailored to meet the individual dwelling needs and expectations of people worldwide.
Each of the 34 models of houses from the P.A.T.H range is distinguished by Philippe Starck’s signature timeless design. Yet how you choose to create your own compelling living space is completely up to you – P.A.T.H. offers a wide range of house sizes, numbers of rooms, floors, and multiple open floor plans that best fit your lifestyle and needs. You can choose between different facades, a range of roofing types, a variety of interior finishes and fixtures, such as light fittings, floor finishes, bathroom tiles, and many other possibilities to personalize your P.A.T.H. Make the most of a wide palette of renewable energy producing equipment such as photovoltaic solar panels, wind turbines and heat pumps, and rest assured that P.A.T.H model houses are rapidly built and offer their owners full long-term assistance.
Designed by Swatt Miers Architects, built by Simpatico Homes the The Krubiner Residence is a modern custom-quality prefab home situated in Emeryville, California. Factory costs are typically around $150 per square foot for standard prefab homes by Simpatico Homes.
Design: Swatt Miers Architects
Manufacture: Simpatico Homes
Location: Emeryville, California
Photos: Russel Abraham, Kate Carboneau
Folded roof house is CKR second house for Swedish kit house manufacturer Arkitekthus. A one-story house with an asymmetric folded roof plan. The bedrooms are positioned at the gable ends and the living room and kitchen is between, with an open main facade.
For the site on Musko island the separate guest house and sauna building were specifically designed for the the client.
Design: Claesson Koivisto Rune
Location: Muskö island, Sweden
Conceived for the harsh, climatic extremes the modular house-transformer can respond dynamically to its environment by mechanical adaptation to meteorological and seasonal conditions.
The flexibility of the D*Haus allows adaptation from day to night and winter to summer by literally moving inside itself. The thick heavy external walls unfold into internal walls allowing glass internal walls to become facades. Doors become windows and vice versa.
In the winter time, the house-transformer is in a square formation, with small surface area and small windows. It literally hugs itself. As the climate warms and seasons change, the house opens up, like a flower opens up to allow light and air to penetrate the inside of the building offering full panoramic views of the surroundings.
Design: The D*Haus Company
A large living space of the house made from prefabricated timber elements, the entrance and two small bedrooms are organised around a central core containing the technical installations and bathroom. Four large openings create beautiful views into the surrounding landscape.
Design: Sven Matt
Location: Mellau, Vorarlberg, Austria
Area: 90 sqm
Budget: € 170,000
Photography: Björn Matt
"The design for this 1,900 square foot home adjacent to a working vineyard in Sonoma begins with a simple, one-story rectangular floor plan, not unlike any number of recent pre-fabricated prototypes for low cost, sustainable single-family homes. But then, the shape of the house begins to morph with the push and pull of the surrounding environment. The simple rectangular box folds in two to embrace the open 1-acre site. Walls skew under the rectangular roof to focus on near and distant views. This then creates the tapering roof overhangs that strategically protect the private spaces from the harshest of the summer sun. In the end, the design retains the benefits of a simple plan with streamlined construction, and the economical and sustainable use of materials. Yet with just a few subtle shifts in the plan, we create a home engaged with its surroundings and far more able to take advantage of the best its site has to offer -- qualities often lacking in the simple box." Schwartz and Architecture
Design: Schwartz and Architecture
Contractor: Eames Construction
Photography: Matthew Millman, Eddy Joaquim
"Situated on a wooded lot with views to either side of Fishers Island, this vacation home boasts all the amenities one could desire of a beach home. Built for a family that currently resides in London, this 4,469 sf home serves as a gathering place for a large extended family during summer months and the holiday seasons. With the ability to sleep and gracefully entertain dozens of people, this thirteen-module prefab home will be transported by ferry to Fishers Island, which is located just off the coast of New London, Connecticut." Resolution: 4 Architecture
Size: 4,469 sf
Modules: 13 Boxes
Typology Series: Double Wide
Features: Media Room, Roof Deck, Bunkroom, Screened Porch, Guest Suite, 2 Car Garage, Workshop, Outdoor Shower, Outdoor Fireplace, Outdoor Kitchen
Environmentally Friendly Features: 96% Energy Efficient Boiler, Solar Photovoltaic System, Green Roof, Solar Hot Water, SystemGrass Pavers,
Interior: Bamboo Floors, Maple Cabinets, Caesarstone Countertops, Aluminum Clad Wood Windows with Low E, Slate Bathroom Floors, Insulated Glass
Exterior: Azek Infill Panels, T&G Cedar Siding, Ipe Decking, Cement Board Panels
Resolution: 4 Architecture
Joseph Tanney, Robert Luntz
Project Architects: Paul Coughlin, Brendan Miller
Manufacturer: Simplex Industries
Project Coordinator: Jason Drouse
Engineer: Lynne Walshaw P.E., Greg Sloditskie
Contractor: BD Remodeling & Restoration
Interior Decoration/Furniture: David Bentheim
Photographer: © RES4