Monday, 5 May 2008

Konyk Architecture on UP!house Prefab

The UP!house Prefabs Project by Konyk Architecture

About Konyk Architecture :
Konyk Architecture designs futuristic, high-tech prefabricated homes. The designs utilize steel "uni-body" frames, structural panels and lots of insulated glass to form super-modern, sleek living spaces. The homes are fabricated and delivered fully equipped with high-end appliances, fixtures and mechanicals.

The UP!house Basic Details :

* basic "kit" price : unknown
* sq ft : 1,500
* kit price/sq ft : unknown
* est. finished price/sq ft : unknown
* bedrooms : 3
* baths : 2
* garage : carport
* decks : no

The UP!house is an investigation into a prefabricated architecture that borrows from the world of industrial design, specifically automotive design and production techniques.

With options ranging from power windows to home theater entertainment packages, the UP!house is an attempt to make the purchase of the single family house more akin to that of the latest model Jetta.

The UP!house was commissioned for dwell magazine’s dwell home invitational of April 2003.

Base Price Includes :

* Steel tube "unibody" frame
* Centria Formawall Exterior Insulated Panels
* VistaWall 1 insulated low-e exterior glazing
* Kalwall Insulated Structural Walls

* Epoxy flooring / polycarbonite interior walls
* IKEA cabinets / Bosch/Subzero
* Duravit / TOTO / DornBracht
* HVAC central heating and cooling system