It's fascinating to see the many and various forms created by prefab construction. In this case, Live Edge and Paul Discoe are using a Japanese post and beam system of construction (see bottom two images) to create somewhat traditional (but clean) and warm prefab homes. These homes are absolutely beautiful and built using reclaimed urban trees, which are removed for disease, storm damage, danger of falling, or construction clearing, etc. The home pictured above is Live Edge's one-bedroom prototype, and the one immediately below is a two-bedroom home.
In addition to using the most sustainable materials as possible, Live Edge prefabs have been designed with classic sustainable design features, such as overhangs, optimal window placement, and natural ventilation.
The Live Edge prefab kit comprises posts, beams, floor panels, wall panels, doors, and roof and ceiling components. The parts are produced in the company's California shop, adapted to the design, and assembled on site. Live Edge says the kit enables them to provide an affordable and flexible home to suit your needs. This is certainly a prefab company to watch …
Photo credits: Live Edge.
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