It looks like the 100k House idea has migrated overseas because a similar prototype just popped up in Italy last year. Mario Cucinella Architects has conceived Casa 100k, which is a prototype home for Є100,000 that prioritizes three main elements: style, sustainability, and affordability. It's billed as a low-cost, dream home with zero bills and zero emissions. And as you can see from available renderings, the method of accomplishing such goals is primarily through prefabrication and passive and active design strategies.
Just recently, we mentioned Copeland Casati in regards to the launch of Green Cabin Kits, but I thought it was high time to take a look at her SIPs home under construction near Appomattox in Central Virginia. The home is actually a prototype of the Casa Ti house kit designed by architect David Day. Designed to be off-grid, net-zero energy, and modern, the home has 1200 square feet of space with three bedrooms.
These days, you can't really attend a convention or exhibition unless there's a prefab and we think that's a great thing. In this case, ideabox is at it again with a new iteration of their popular confluence prefab at the Portland Home & Garden Show. If you're in the Pacific Northwest, go check it out through the 22nd of this month; if you're not, ideabox was nice enough to send us a few informal shots. The 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home has a tidy footprint, as well as updated detailing, Kohler fixtures, and Design Within Reach furnishings. Simple living in a modern package …
Taliesin Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture graduate and undergraduate students have been blogging on PrairieMod about their project to build a small modern home on the grounds of Taliesin West. Now, the Mod.Fab is complete, and it’s a compelling demonstration of passive and active environmental control systems, water catchment, top-tier insulation, a gray water system, native landscaping, and a solar power system.
This B-Line Small was designed by Hive Modular and completed within the last year. Hive has a variety of home models in various sizes, and they can be designed with a flat or pitched roof. As you can see here, this home features a pitched roof, which provides some passive benefits; the home maximizes southern exposure, sits lightly with a small, 1410 square-foot plan, and takes advantage of an urban infill lot. In addition, the modern modular home has some other common green elements:
This is the Cowboy by Form & Forest, a company planning to launch on February 19th with a full set of flat pack prefab cabins. One of their first designs is the Cowboy — it's perfectly small at 635 square feet and comes with a kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom, bathroom, laundry, and covered porch. With designs commissioned from D'Arcy Jones Design, Form & Forest plans to launch other cabins in various sizes up to about 1559 square feet. The cabins are shipped flat as pre-assembled panels, and Form & Forest anticipates this will save time and waste in the construction process.