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Prefab October 18, 2016

Modern Prefab Homes

What do you think of these green prefab home designs? Going green with prefabricated buildings isn’t something everyone opts for, because the cost of prefab is already sometimes at the limit of what the house-buyer can spend, but the alternatives offered are sometimes more important.

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).

For more info on Michelle Kaufman, prefab homes and modular buildings, find them in our directory.

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