Entries tagged as 'Pennsylvania'
Postgreen Homes is "a real estate development firm specializing in modern, green and affordable buildings in Philadelphia’s urban neighborhoods."
According to their site:
Their first project was a loft townhouse built with SIPs.
model: 100k House
developer: Postgreen Homes
designer: Interface Studio Architects LLC
builder: Manor Hill Contracting
size: 1,150 sf
From the 100k House Project Summary page:
Interesting to note: The 2 unit building (includes the 100k House and the 120k House) has a projected sales price of $200,000 - $250,000.
Worth a look:
A seminar called "Modular Construction in Green Building" will be held this week in central Pennsylvania. It is part of a monthly breakfast series.
event: Modular Construction in Green Building (PDF)
by: SEDA-COG's Energy Resource Center
(SEDA=Susquehanna Economic Development Association; COG=Council of Governments)
speaker: Rick Terry, Director of Factory Built Housing Center at Penn College of Technology
speaker: Dave Reed, President of Penn Lyon Homes
where: Mifflinburg, PA
location: Carriage Corner Restaurant, 257 East Chestnut Street
date: March 19, 2009
time: 7:30am - 9:30am
notes: Registration is required.
Hat tip: Building Systems on March 13, 2009.
Architectural Record reports:
The show will feature two actual prefabs:
Also in the exhibition:
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
title: A Clean Break
what: Prefab exhibition
where: 313 South Broad Street at Spruce, Philadelphia
date: October 17-30, 2008
time: Daily, 11:00-7:00
details: free, open to the public
We were inside the work of the master. Like any Frank Lloyd Wright house, this one was immediately recognizable.
Read the full article for details on the other Wright houses (though the Duncan house is the only prefab).
author: Barbara Ireland
publication: The New York Times
length: 1,200 words
publication date: March 2, 2008
CBS 21, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania reports:
"Emily Vance loves her new home, but there was a time when she wanted nothing to do with it.Read the full article and watch the accompanying video (~1:30) to learn more.
'When Matt first came to me with the idea, he said the word modular, and I said, no that's not going to happen. I'm not going to live in a modular home.' Like a lot of folks, Emily's image of a modular home was a two-box ranch with wheels....
Emily and her husband Matt say they were surprised to find a lot of the things they wanted in traditional home, also called a stick-built home, could also be found in a modular home....
And it appears more and more people feel the same way. While the entire housing industry is down 26%, modular homes are only down about 19%. Experts say lower cost and less time to build are some of the main reasons why...."
Title: Modular Home Sweet Home?
Author: Myranda Stephens
Publication: CBS 21, of Harrisburg, PA
Length: 400 words
Date: October 14, 2007