Efficient Modular Duplex in Yellowknife

You may recall a practical green prefab by SMPLy Mod that we featured about a year ago.  This duplex is by the same design firm, SMPL Design Studio (Joel Tanner), with new partners 9 Dot Engineering and Mod Home Developments.  The team employed modular construction to finish the duplex at 133 Moyle, and the homes perform quite well for being so far north: they require 55% less energy for heating and power.

The 1,300 square-foot homes, each with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, received an EnerGuide rating of 82, according to Joel Tanner at SMPL Design Studio.

This was accomplished with super efficient wall and roof assemblies (2

Warm Modern Prefab by Marmol Radziner

I mentioned the Lindal Architects Collaborative in connection with the Taliesin Mod.Fab, but here’s another situation where the LAC comes into play. As background, LAC matches architects with the Lindal building system and dealer network, and architects get a new platform for their home designs through the Collaborative.

Marmol Radziner, one of the early innovators of prefab known for modern steel and glass homes, is involved with Lindal Architects Collaborative. In fact, if you want a warm, modern post and beam home from Marmol Radziner, Lindal is where to get it. The rendering above is one of their newest designs available through the LAC.

According to Leo Marmol: “The Lindal building system gives the customer the flexibility to adapt a house to their needs, while maintaining the integrity of our designs. The 67-year old structural system also easily allows us to implement the indoor-outdoor living connection that is prominent in our design philosophy.

[+] More about Marmol Radziner designs from Lindal.

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June Month in Review [Outline]

Below is a general outline of our coverage from June. In terms of our new articles, the most popular were these — hemp homes video, Sweet Pea houseboat, Connect:2 Prefab, and the Vail Residence — a good indicator of what resonates with readers. Also, as you know, we’re interested in learning about inventive green homes and new green products around the USA. If you have news for JetsonGreen.com, send us a tip.

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v100 Mod Box Homes Unveiled in Phoenix

When I first saw what Vine Saccento was doing with v100 Mod Box, I was impressed.  And I’m still impressed as his prototype has been rolled out recently in the form of three prefab homes at the southern end of downtown Phoenix at 749 S. Second Street.  One is rented by Tom Kelly, CEO of Schaller Anderson, and designer Saccento is living in another.

The prefab homes rent for the going rate of $875, which includes two 10-foot boxes that sandwich a covered deck space of eight-by-10 feet.  One box has the living room and kitchen, while the other has the bedroom and bathroom.

I hope to share some better photos of these prefabs in the future, though a slideshow is available for viewing on the Phoenix Business Journal.  As you can see, the interior is finished with luxe items such as a Duravit sink, LG Hi-MACS countertops, and Fagor induction cooktop, fridge, and combo washer/dryer. The dark walnut cabinetry is by Saccento’s business partner, Robert Mazzullo.

The build is proprietary, but Saccento says these homes are not built with nails, screws, paint, or drywall — believe it or not.  So the result is unlike anything else on the market and could be used as workforce houses, ADUs, lofts, studios, sheds, you name it.

[+] More about these ultra-modern v100 Mod Box prefabs.

Credits: Vine Saccento (#1-2), Schaller Anderson (#3). 

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