Select Home Hybrid Green Prefab


A little while back, Robert Kerr let us know about a new line of hybrid construction homes that his firm developed called Select.  The renderings in this article show the first Select home, which was designed for a private client to be built in Los Angeles.  Referred to as the Meridian Residence, this unique home accommodates mature trees already on the site — notice the Olive tree atrium in the middle.  We'll definitely keep you posted as the home moves forward and approaches completion …


All Select homes, including the Meridian Residence, are guided by four main principles:

  • Architectural – provide sophisticated, contemporary, and adaptable design in a range of colors, arrangements, sizes, and shapes;
  • Economic – reduce construction costs through strategic prefab manufacturing, efficient construction, and off-the-shelf components;
  • Ecological – utilize recycled materials, efficient construction methods, and strategic prefab manufacturing to minimize all carbon emissions; and
  • Sociological – provide flexible, accessible, efficient, and affordable (priced to traditionally-styled, factory-built homes) options for more people.  

Select homes are partially prefabricated off-site and customized on-site to maximize affordability and appeal to those discouraged by the high cost of prefab.  Make sure to check out Select prefab, if you're in thinking of building something…




Rendering credits: Robert Kerr and Select Home.

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  • Chad Ludeman

    Hybrid Prefab is the way of the future. We need more Select Home type endeavors and less ego puffing prefabs that don’t get built. Good work Mr Kerr. Keep it up.

  • Portland Real Estate

    Looks interesting. I agree with the first commenter, the green pre-fab idea is really the way to go. It is such an improvement on the way that we use our resources that I cant imagine doing things the old way for much longer. Maybe I should put my money where my mouth is and invest in some of these pre-fab companies in the area.

  • Easy Grow Greenhouse

    Great post! It was very well researched and I enjoyed it very much. I bookmarked your site and will be back very soon, I look forward to reading some interesting posts! Thanks, Whitney

  • Easy Grow Greenhouse

    Wow this is really cool and inventive!

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