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.
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:
Photo credits: Rheinzink.