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Several months ago, we mentioned news that Studio Daniel Libeskind designed a modern prefab with the prototype of the prefab under construction in Datteln, Germany.  That home, more precisely a visitor center with conference rooms for the time being, was celebrated in an inauguration ceremony on September 29, 2009.  The Villa, a first in the Libeskind Signature Series of homes, is super efficient and uses minimal energy, despite its size. 

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The exterior insulation is on par with that of the Passive House standard.  Additionally, the home features building-integrated solar thermal, thin film photovoltaics, geothermal with a high-efficiency heat pump, and rooftop rainwater harvesting for use in garden irrigation.

The Villa is a 515 square meter (or 5543 square feet) structure that includes an open kitchen and grand central room, four bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, family room, office, and multi-purpose basement rooms. 

Going forward, Proportion GmbH of Berlin, Germany will market the home worldwide.  It'll cost about $2-3 million Euros in Europe, if you're interested.  We'll try to get a hold of better interior and exterior images of the finished prefab, but in the mean time, check out these galleries:

[+] Libeskind Villa Inauguration on Rheinzink. 
[+] Libeskind Villa Construction on Rheinzink.

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Photo credits: Rheinzink.