Update 2/23/2012 – Ideabox AKTIV with IKEA Hits Portland
In addition to the Minibox, Oregon-based Ideabox is readying a new prefab in collaboration with IKEA Portland for the Portland Home & Garden Show slotted for February 22-26, 2012. Called “Aktiv,” the home is a new design centered around IKEA products, such as their kitchens, lights, furniture, and other materials. The intent is a cost effective home with great open spaces, soaring vaulted ceilings, and clean modern lines.
The exterior features a combination of fiber-cement siding, corrugated metal, and a standing-seam metal roof. The interior will have a Kohler Persuade dual-flush toilet, an Energy Star fridge, and an IKEA package that includes Tundra maple flooring, Pax wardrobes, and Abstrakt cabinets, etc.
The name Aktiv, as you may imagine, is Swedish for active. The term captures what IKEA and Ideabox intend to do together in this home — “bring all the fun and design of Ideabox houses together with all the function, design, and personality of IKEA,” according to an email from Jim Russell, president of Ideabox.
In case you’re wondering about the price, Aktiv is expected to sell for $86,525, as equipped, although Ideabox will have some kind of introductory pricing at the Portland Home & Garden show of $79,500. We’ll follow up with more detail and actual photos of the home soon.