This is MOMO, a prefab concept designed by Thomas Lind. The word MOMO comes from the truncation of Modernistiskt Modulhuskoncept, which is Swedish for modern modular house concept. MOMO homes are put together using 107 sf modules that aren’t particularly made with any special green elements other than to be built with high quality, healthy materials. That said, the concept also calls for a living roof with a blend of native water-storing succulents and grasses. The large, wind-sail looking outdoor roof blurs the boundary between interior and exterior with shade and a congregational patio — and if you’re in the right climate, it’d be quite nice to chill in and out of the home. Modules price in at roughly $25,000 each, and the first MOMO summer houses will be built in Sweden in mid-2008. So, the final product won’t necessarily be huge, but it’s certain to be sufficient.
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