These designs are by Michelle Kaufman, whose prefab houses — not just houses, she also designs commercial spaces, parks and communities, and from the picture here you can see the community of prefabs are arranged similarly to a trailer park — have been recognized for being airy and light.
This particular design is called the WCG Home, and it’s designed with sustainability in mind. It was built for West Coast Green, a San Francisco architecture conference in 2007.
The prefab design here is a 725-square foot living residence with water catchment, recycled building materials (actually, many prefab homes and metal homes operate with a large amount of recycled materials), and green roofing. This means zero costs for home energy, according to the Michelle Kaufmann Studio.
Some notable features of this design: slanted wood siding, barn-like appearance, light-filled interior, minimal footprint, and high ceilings (often credited with providing house designs with airyness and a sense of space).
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