Entries tagged as 'panelization'
According to John B. Carnett, the Popular Science staff photographer who is building the house:
The price listed in his specs for the prefab panel box installation is $7.04 per sf.
Carnett claims to be "the first in the U.S to incorporate Kama's new panels."
model: Green Dream
size: 3,500 sf
Follow progress via his blog.
Subtitle: Pre-fab panels instead of a wood frame save cash and energy
Author: John B. Carnett
Publication: Popular Science Magazine
Section: The Environment
Length: 387 words
Date: July 17, 2009
Hat tip: Jetson Green on July 21, 2009.
Yankee Barn Homes in New Hampshire designs and builds custom post & beam homes nationwide using prefabricated elements.
More about the company:
Worth a look: Why they use True Panels instead of SIPs.
The cost for the shell system is "about 5% more than a conventional stick-framed shell" and a standard home (1,600 sf) takes about 120 days to build.
In addition to their "green" focus, the company emphasizes their use of technology:
Something to watch for: LionForce will be launching an interactive home "configurator" this summer, in which
The Contemporist recently covered a two-family prefab in Austin, TX.
model: The Annie Residence
designer: Bercy Chen Studio LP
According to the architect's website:
We also found a video (2:00) showing some of the construction details.
The February 2009 issue of Dwell Magazine featured a concrete prefab in Switzerland by architect Felix Oesch.
Read the entire article and view a slideshow containing 11 pictures of the home.
Title: Swiss Mix
Subtitle: Built for a young family of Spartan-minded clients, architect Felix Oesch's spare, concrete prefab outside of Zurich is a marvel of clean living.
Author: Grant Gibson
Publication: Dwell Magazine
Length: 1,384 words
Date: February 2009
The goal of prefab is clear:
It's worth remembering that the current "stick built" process was itself an important innovation, "prefabricating" the basic components:
One step forward in the meantime: panels (6% of homes built in the US in 2007).
A bigger step: modular (3% of homes built in the US in 2007).
Read the whole article for a few details on pros, cons, and possible futures.
Author: Katherine Salant
Publication: Washington Post
Section: Page F06
Length: 815 words
Date: November 1, 2008