Sunday, 26 October 2008

Prefabricated Custom Home in Aspen by FlatPak

Flatpak is designed and created by Charlie Lazor, a founding partner of Blue Dot furniture to bring better space to more people such as this beautiful prefab custom home in Aspen, Colorado. The FlatPak system is a menu of components for living. The walls, cabinets, bathrooms, kitchen, and build-ins make a complete house. FlatPak is a system of pre fabricated componenets designed to yield unique solutions to your unique needs and site. Your FlatPak is the sum of the decisions you make with your Flatpak designer.

Every site is different and we all have different needs and dreams. Difference is why FlatPak is configurable. A clear glass wall can just let the light in. A big kitchen, a cozy library, two small baths or maybe seven. An art studio, a work space, maybe even a garage

FlatPak is a pre-engineered modular home design system. Using concrete, glass, metal or wood modular "menu" components, the FlatPak system allows home builders to create a wide variety of custom layout designs. Each FlatPak is an unique custom design. FlatPak is builder friendly, and offers steep discounts for bulk purchases.

Basic Details:
* basic "kit" price: $119,000
* sq ft: 2,000
* kit price/sq ft: $100-110 (no site work costs)
* est. finished price/sq ft: $200 - $300 (Kit + site work)
* bedrooms: varies
* baths: varies
* garage: yes
* decks: yes

Base Price Includes:
* all windows/patio doors
* Metlspan roof
* exterior cladding
* millwork / custom kitchen cabnets
* kitchen appliances
* lighting fixtures
* plumbing fixtures
* design costs / site layout / approval drawings
* assembly

* Charlie Lazor, FlatPak
* 800 Washington Ave. N. #313
* Minneapolis, MN 55401

* 612.788.5355 Tel
* 612.788.5357 Fax

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Prefabricated Modern Cabana SC 10 x 12

About Modern Cabana :
Founded in 2004 San Francisco, California, Modern Cabana is a private, family-owned business that provides its clients with small pre-fabricated buildings of the highest quality, value, and design integrity. Modern Cabana provides pre-fabricated small buildings designed as "accessory structures" providing additional, multi-use space (studio, office, craft room, shed, etc.). The SC models are Modern Cabana's "standard" models and feature high quality components including; cedar and redwood exterior finishes.

Their prefab cabins come pre-assembled and can be deployed in a matter of days without permits or slab foundations in most areas. These prefab cabanas are also modular so you can connect multiple units for an expanded floor plan.

Casper Mork-Ulnes:
Founder and director of design
Casper Mork-Ulnes, an award winning designer is the creative director of Modern Cabana. Norwegian born, he was raised in Norway, Italy and the UK. He holds a broad range of design experience and is also a Principal of MU/D ( ). Casper holds a degree in Architecture from California COllece of the Arts (CCA) and a Master in Architecture from Columbia University.

Basic Details
* basic "kit" price: $11,500
* sq ft: 120
* kit price/sq ft: $96
* est. finished price/sq ft: $100+
* bedrooms: n/a
* baths: no
* garage: no
* decks: no

Base Price Includes:
* all framing / cedar plywood & fascia / redwood battens
* four full length fixed glass windows / operable rear window
* 6' x 8' sliding glass door
* fiberboard interior walls / oriented strand board floor
* optional insulation packages up to R-13 walls & R-19 roof
* optional french door(s)
* optional operable side windows
* delivery, installation and foundation options available
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Sunday, 19 October 2008

The 7.83 HZ Prefab Home by Youmeheshe

The 7.83 HZ prefab house is a fantastic modular home concept designed by London-based architecture firm Youmeheshe, the firm of architects Simon Beames and Simon Dickens, The home is reconfigurable and low cost. The 7.83 HZ prefab house made from precut, biodynamically grown wooden panels, which are doweled together onsite rather than glued, this prefab house is designed to be delivered on just two trucks - ensuring an overall zero carbon impact.

This innovative and potentially revolutionary architecture design would make a carbon-neutral, eco-friendly prefab house available to the mass market. At an estimated budget of $170,000, the 7.83 HZ houses are to be arranged in a terrace-style on small streets or clustered in small groups, thus creating communities and allowing for economical and ecological power generation.

This prefab home is also highly adaptable. It is designed around a central core, through which service areas run and heat rises. The unique layout of this two-story/three-story, organic house can be adapted to meet the changing needs of the occupants; ceilings or walls can easily be added or taken away for a simple makeover. For example, the interior can be altered as families grow or shrink, with floors added to create new bedrooms and removed to create double-height living rooms or even a roof garden.
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Prefab homes by Hive Modular

Prefab homes by Hive Modular are practical, functional, well-designed homes. The prefab B-Line is named for it’s “Bar” shape; keeping a simple and elegant form to provide maximum value and interest while controlling cost and size. The B-Line homes provide gracious living for those who believe less can be more.

The Hive prefab homes are available in a small, medium and large version of the basic model, any of which can be ordered with a flat or pitched roof, with clean modern or traditional siding and windows and with or without an attached garage.

The B-line small is ideal for use as a cabin or second home. The medium version is a great choice for urban infill lots or where a smaller full-featured home is desirable. The large version of these prefabricated houses is a wonderful home for a medium sized family or empty-nesters who need a guest room.

Hive Modular sells several models of contemporary modular homes with an emphasis on excellent architectural design.
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Lifepod Prefab Home by Kyu Che Architects

Based in San Francisco, Korean-born architect Kyu Che, designed the Lifepod; a versatile, collapsable, lightweight, and nomadic, fully functioning high-tech mini home capsule. It is a fully functioning cool enough to let you escape miles away, to a lake, beach or in a forest.

Originally conceived in 1997, offering the best of 21st century automotive, aeronautic, nautical, and RV technologies, this modular prefab home fits into a 40 ft container and can be shipped worldwide within weeks.

Mimicking terrestrial mammals, the structural system of this unique prefab home is a quadrupedal fuselage, which allows adjusting the Lifepod to the surrounding landscape instead of the other way around.

“Kyu Che architectural research involves high tech portable capsule habitats that explore the relationship between man and nature from an eastern philosophical point of view while utilizing 21st century technologies to create bionic systems that are ecologically harmonious.”

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The Moriyama House, a Japanese prefab homes

Located in the suburbs of Tokyo, This modern architectural concept presents a multi-building residence with ten separate buildings, ranging from 1 to 3 stories high, where every room is its own building—even Moriyama’s bath is a separate building. The buildings are all prefabricated houses, which use steel plating to make the walls as thin as possible, in order to maximize the interior space.

Japanese architect, Ryue Nishizawa, came up with a new definition of private and community living. The Moriyama House is a flexible-format of minimalist steel prefab house for Yasuo Moriyama, a perfect example where the home is designed like a community while connecting the inside and outside.

Buildings A, B, C and D are occupied by the client: A is bedrooms and a study, B the kitchen and pantry, C the living room and D the bathroom. E is the maids quarters. The rest of the units are rental units of varying size.

“In this house, the client is given the freedom to decide which part of this cluster of rooms is to be used as a residence or as rental rooms. He may switch among the series of living and dining rooms or use several rooms at a time according to the season or other circumstances. The domain of the residence changes after his own life.”

In between the buildings you will find small gardens and pathways that are open to the street while connecting the different structures - what i like about this modern prefab is that it’s playfully blurs what we see as private and public property.
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