Porch House Prefab by Lake Flato

San Antonio-based Lake|Flato, an architectural firm with several AIA COTE Top 10 green projects, this week announced its latest endeavor in the world of prefab with the Porch House.  Porch House is an eco-friendly home that combines factory-built modules and custom outdoor elements, such as porches, breezeways, carports, and terraces.  The result is a contemporary, site-specific, LEED-certified home that can be delivered in about six- to nine-months after the inception of design.

Each Porch House is energy efficient and includes views, solar orientation, outdoor spaces, high-efficiency mechanical systems, water saving features, natural ventilation systems with operable doors and windows, low-energy materials, healthy building materials, daylighting, energy-efficient lighting, and passive design.

Lake|Flato can also help clients achieve net-zero energy consumption with photovoltaic solar.

The home modules can be set individually, stacked, or side-by-side.  They’re built 70 miles northwest of Houston by GroundFORCE Building Systems, according to San Antonio Express-News.

The first Porch House was completed in the Hill Country of Vanderpool, which is northwest of San Antonio, while a second is under construction and others have been designed for sites in other states.  A Porch House can be finished for about $150-$225 per square foot, not including design services.

[+] More info about the Lake|Flato Porch House.

Credits: Lake|Flato. 


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  • Aginginplace

    Really like these, and they look like there is aging in place/universal design possibilities…
    Patrick Roden PhD 
    aginginplace.com

  • slarti

    suppose that would be $150 to $225 per square foot. 

    • http://www.jetsongreen.com Preston

      That’s right, thanks for the catch!

  • Ribbonr934462003

    Again, nice but a bit over-priced for what you have to live in. I’m still looking…2 1/2 acres and still no house.

  • Ribbonr934462003

    Again, nice but a bit over-priced for what you have to live in. I’m still looking…2 1/2 acres and still no house.

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