Before joining forces with Shepley Bulfinch, Merz Project, architect of the Galleries at Turney, had a small paragraph of information on their website about “asul” prefabs planned for “Prescott Community.” While I never was able to learn any thing new about the endeavor, it turns out that ASUL will debut at Dwell on Design this week.
ASUL, which is short for Adaptable System for Universal Living, is a semi-modular housing system that’s flexible and workable on a variety of sites.
The purpose of the system is to help “create a custom, green, affordable, modern home” uniquely tailored to an owner’s budget and lifestyle. Prices start at $99 per square foot (for the larger 4,000 square-foot home design), though you’ll want to be clear about what is included and not included in this figure.
A basic ASUL home is built with a steel frame, plywood walls, smooth Hardi panels, IKEA cabinets and counters, Bosch appliances, Kohler fixtures, cork flooring, and Milgard windows.
If you’re heading to Dwell on Design 2010, while checking out ASUL, make sure to visit the Eco Fab House, too.
Media credits: ASUL.