Welcome, visitor! [ Register | Login

This “Sliding House” All Slides Out of a Small Shed!

Modular May 21, 2016

This “Sliding House” All Slides Out of a Small Shed!

With this compact modular house plan, a small shed which can be easily transported — prefab home style — becomes a collection of shelters, including a tiny house, a tiny guest house, a pool, and another shelter that is situated over the pool (obviously, the pool has to be dug — it’s not coming on the bed of the truck!)

This prefab modular home (and this is taking modular construction into what many consider a quite interesting area of design) is an exercise in design undertaken by the team at DRMM.

You can see what the unpacked modular house (or set) looks like in the picture above, and below you can see the picture of the schematic — how the transportable shed unfolds into the several buildings (they use a set of tracks in this design).

It’s called Magdalen House, but this prefab home is also referred to as “Sliding House.”

The gross initial area is 200 meters. DRMM describes what they did with the unfolding modular with these words: “The outcome is three conventional building forms with unconventional detailing, radical performance, and a big surprise. A linear building of apparent simplicity is sliced into three programmes; house, garage and annexe. The garage is pulled off axis to create a courtyard between the three. The composition is further defined by material and colour; red rubber membrane and glass, red and black stained larch.”

What do you think of this house? What do you think of the idea? Would you buy a prefab or modular house that unfolds like this one? Prefab houses are already saving on construction, but the cost of transport remains. With this modular house design, they might reduce the transportation cost further by reducing the trips required to transport. Visit our prefab designers directory for more from DRMM (click here).

This Sliding House Opens All Opens Up from a Small Shed! (2)

 

7643 total views, 4 today

  

  • How many of you have looked into these Quonset building kit homes First thing you might notice is that there are a couple of standard types, based mostly on the roof. These are P and S styles. According to SteelMaster, Quonset homes are becoming more and more popular with the DIY crowd; they can be erected quickly and provide a solid, secure, long lasting solution for most housing needs. Quonset buildings were originally developed as a sturdy answer to extreme weather conditions, and are manufactured in two styles best suited for residential applications The P Model is the style most commonly seen in use as a garage, workshop or for Quonset Hut homes. It's straight walls and pitched roof present a more traditional look than other Quonset huts

    These Quonset Inexpensive Kit Homes Start at Less than $8,000

    by on February 1, 2017 - 0 Comments

    How many of you have looked into these Quonset building kit homes? First thing you might notice is that there are a couple of standard types, based mostly on the roof. These are P and S styles. According to SteelMaster, “Quonset homes are becoming more and more popular with the DIY crowd; they can be […]

  • How about a Metal House Ranch Home

    How About A Metal House Ranch Home?

    by on December 2, 2016 - 0 Comments

    This is quite the building and quite the setting, too. In a wide open piece of green farmland sits this newly built traditional style metal barn house. Metal homes as an alternative building method that allows for inexpensive, strong and durable buildings that can also be reused, recycled or modified later on, and barn homes […]

  • These Self-Assemble Tiny Houses From $3,600

    by on November 28, 2016 - 0 Comments

    Most of us have a good idea of how we would like to decorate our home, but how many of us have a good idea of how to transform our backyard from an empty space to a special place for some of our favorite enjoyments? The number is sure to be less. Here’s the good […]

  • Cardboard House

    Prefabs houses are one thing, but would you live in a cardboard house?

    by on December 16, 2016 - 0 Comments

    So you may be familiar with prefabs made of wood, stone, metal, bricks — we have a number of those covered on this websites — and even foam prefab and modular houses, but now in the everexpanding market of home building materials: cardboard. The idea here is that a Dutch house designer thought up cardboard […]

  • Flatpack Homes

    A New Type of Building Style: Flatpack Homes

    by on January 23, 2017 - 0 Comments

    We’ve talked a lot about prefab homes, and they have their strengths to be sure, but now people are also talking about another building style called “flatpack homes.” They’re kit homes — actually they’re considered a type of modular home — that come flat in a box (or without a box), and then they’re set […]