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Books: ‘Pre-Fab Living’ – A “Golden Age Of Housing”

From net-zero houses to plug-and-play dwellings and converted shipping containers, each chapter explores the varied and exciting ways that architects and designers are using pre-fabricated technology to address today’s living and world challenges.

This survey of the world’s most innovative and successful examples of pre-fabricated homes explores the full range of possibilities, open to anyone seeking to find clever and up-to-date solutions for building their own home.

A reference section includes in-depth essays, which explore the latest manufacturing methods, trends and technologies, presenting a wide range of possibilities to suit every need, taste and desire.

Richly illustrated with photography and drawings, with projects selected by a long-time expert in pre-fab architecture, this fresh take on new solutions presents the factory-made house in a new light. Whether designing on a tight budget, crafting something self-sustaining or simply looking for new spatial ideas, this is an essential and future source of inspiration for architects, designers and home-builders.

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Future Of Housing: An ‘Autonomous Off-Grid Smart Home Interior’

haus.me Autonomous Off-the-Grid Smart House interior. Luxury hi-tech house delivered fully assembled and furnished. Absolutely self-sustainable smart house. details: http://haus.me

Mobile Living: Modern Shed – ‘The DW’ (Dwelling On Wheels) – “An Amazing Off-Grid Tiny Home”

Having provided customers with small backyard spaces for over two decades, Modern Shed has taken the next step in small space innovation. One that can be taken with you wherever you go. Introducing the DW (dwelling on wheels). This is more than a mobile shed on wheels.

Modern-Shed was born from builders and dreamers—idealists and pragmatic problem-solvers. The Modern Shed team was inspired to embark on a creative project in 2020–creating their first-ever portable dwelling. Drawing on their design/build expertise, the team created a beautiful, self-contained space big enough to call home, yet small enough to take anywhere: The Dwelling on Wheels –the DW– was born. A classic gable form creates a recognizable home, with wall-to-ceiling window placements maximizing landscape views and sunlight.

The Details

The resilient, low-maintenance envelope is contrasted by a bright and spacious wood interior and sustainable linoleum flooring. The DW offers room for three with a large bed–just a few inches short of a queen–tucked below a twin in the sleeping area. Thoughtfully designed, built-in storage accommodates small living while the glass wall orients the structure to capture the horizon in the living room.

With a solar array on the roof equipped with batteries, and a wood stove to provide warmth, the DW is equipped to be used off-grid. The dwelling comes with two electric wall heaters as a backup, and is ready to accommodate water tanks or a composting unit.

The DW exemplifies Modern-Shed’s values: creating beautiful dwellings efficiently, sustainably, and cleverly.

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Future Housing: Living ‘Off-Grid Modular’ In Southwest Australia

“I think it strikes a chord with people, living off the grid and being minimalist. I could build a McMansion…but it wouldn’t be interesting.” 

Each project is designed specifically for your spatial requirements, budget and site. Design and finish options are limitless, but every design is the result of genuine collaboration with you. We operate from our modular construction hub in Brooklyn, Victoria which includes an impressive factory used for manufacturing the modules. The rapid off-site modular construction forces a high level of documentation – which in turn means a higher degree of design resolution and greater control of the cost for you. The factory environment ensures the risk of weather and site delays are eliminated, allowing for a fixed timeline for design, construction and delivery. It also ensures a consistent level of quality.

We’re one of Australia’s leading off-site construction companies and with Modscape, you will get:

  • Innovative architecture that uses quality materials at a fixed price
  • A tightly controlled construction process that still allows for high levels of customisation
  • A modern, sustainable modular building that minimises environmental impact, but doesn’t compromise on design or quality
  • A project that is brought to life by the one team
  • An enjoyable and stress-free building process.

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Tintaldra is a town in northeast Victoria, Australia in the Shire of Towong local government area and on the upper reaches of the Murray River, 440 kilometres northeast of the state capital, Melbourne and 131 kilometres east of the regional centre of Wodonga.

Homebuilding Trends: Affordable Housing Shortage Makes Modular, Prefab Homes A Must

From a Smart Cities Dive online opinion article;

Modular Advantage MagazineThe reality, however, is that modular, prefabricated housing can exceed the limitations put upon it by popular conceptions of trailer parks and postwar government housing. Not only are they certainly faster – an important factor in cost, as the cost of land and construction have as much as doubled in some parts of America within the past decade – but also of a higher quality.

Looking toward the expected lifespan of these homes, due to the precision of factory construction and the availability of new materials, some prefab or modular homes have the potential to even outlast traditionally-built, on-site housing.

A far cry from the “prefabs” of the 1950s, modules can be manufactured off-site in factories, in a cutting edge process of designing and building homes that can drive real change in an industry that has seen little change in centuries. Modular manufacturing permits us to get down to a level of detail and robustness that traditional architects, structural engineers and mechanical and electrical engineering consultants do not normally go into.

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To read more: https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/affordable-housing-shortage-highlights-the-need-for-construction-to-enter-t/568435/

Future Of Housing: Are Prefab Homes Delivered (Free) By Amazon An Answer To The Affordable Housing Shortage?

From a CityLab.com online article:

Allwood Eagle Point Prefabricated House interior On Amazon
Allwood Eagle Point | 1108 SQF Cabin Kit

Is there a future for Amazon’s mail-order housing market? There is now a wide range of DIY home kits from multiple third-party sellers available on the site, ranging from bare-bones cabinettes to a two-story container house and even a pre-fab modular home for $105,000. They’ve enjoyed a deluge of media coverage, and curious Amazon users are peppering manufacturers with questions. And the market is certainly ready: With solo living on the rise and a deepening nationwide housing shortage, demand for smaller, cheaper places to live is sure to grow in the coming years.

North America’s affordable housing shortage could serve as the same economic rationale for Amazon’s mail-order house business. As housing prices skyrocket in places like Los Angeles and Boston and developable urban land becomes increasingly scarce, an affordable build-your-own-house kit could be just the fix for many households. (And since the company is often blamed for boosting real-estate prices in Seattle and now Northern Virginia, it might be karmically appropriate for Amazon to get in on the solution side to the affordable housing crisis.)

Amazon listing for Allwood Eagle Point house:

https://www.amazon.com/Allwood-Eagle-Point-1108-Cabin/dp/B00LYGIEU2/ref=pd_sbs_469_7?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00LYGIEU2&pd_rd_r=57851efa-26b4-41a6-87ea-d317aae84072&pd_rd_w=Tu7el&pd_rd_wg=kzayz&pf_rd_p=1c11b7ff-9ffb-4ba6-8036-be1b0afa79bb&pf_rd_r=4YF61YGPKTMACBM6G7Z5&psc=1&refRID=4YF61YGPKTMACBM6G7Z5

To read more click on the following link: https://www.citylab.com/perspective/2019/08/tiny-house-order-amazon-kit-diy-how-much-cost-zoning/596350/?utm_source=newsletter&silverid=%25%25RECIPIENT_ID%25%25&utm_campaign=citylab-daily-newsletter&utm_medium=email

Innovative Modular Design: Revolution Precrafted Infuses Art Into Prefab Architecture

From an Entrepreneur.com online article by Pooja Singh:

Revolution Precrafted Modular Homes
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Critics say prefab structures are substandard, ugly and unreliable. Antonio disagrees. “I wanted to prove that by partnering with great artists and designers, we can create a new line of prefab structures we can all be proud of.”

The increasing demand for such homes is also a proof. “People want homes fast and beautiful but cost efficient. When we started out, we’ve always strived to address the common pain points of most consumers, which are speed, cost and aesthetics. And by applying advanced robotics to our productionRevolution Precrafted Logo systems, we are able to speed up the process, and bring down the overall cost of home construction,” says Anotnio.

True to his start-up’s name, Revolution Precrafted, Robbie Antonio believes he’s starting a revolution with his property business. Established in December 2015, Revolution Precrafted marries Antonio’s dream to fuse his experience in constructing exclusive buildings with his passion for contemporary art. Result: highly customisable prefabricated properties such as modular homes, condominiums, pavilions, pop-up retail stores, and fitness centres.

To read more click on the following link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/338097

Future Of Homebuilding: Module Design’s Lastest Prefab “Zero Energy Ready Home” In Pittsburgh

Module Design announced its latest project (a partnership with the URA & Bloomfield Module Design Homes Energy EfficiencyGarfield Corporation), a 4-unit mixed income development in Pittsburgh’s East End. One home, located at 5454 Black Street, is 3 bedrooms2.5 baths and 1,280 square feet + 640 square feet of expandable space.

Fabricated off-site with the dependability of 21st century manufacturing. The home is a Zero Energy Ready Home, which “represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability.”

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Module Design Homes Materials & Finish

Basically, these homes must all have six key components:

  1. A high-performance thermal enclosure
  2. Whole house water protection
  3. A high-performance comfort system
  4. High-efficiency components
  5. Whole house health protection
  6. Enhanced quality assurance

 

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