Architect: Supple Design / Eoghan Lewis
Location: Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Client: Stockland Property Trust
Structural consultant: HKMA—Phil Mance
Environmental Consultant: Steensen Varming – Chris Arkins
Site area: 950 sqm
Floor area: 130 sqm
Design year: 2004-2005
Construction year: 2005
Photographs: Ian Tatton, Eoghan Lewis
During Postopolis! LA we invited a group of architects from Los Angeles to be interviewed by us, in front of a live audience. This turned out to be very interesting, as the attendants got the chance to do their own questions.
One of these architects was Whitney Sander, principal at Sander Architects. Why did I choose him? Well, just take a look at his projects recently featured at AD: Residence for a Briard, Residence for a Sculptor and the Tree House. These projects have one thing in common besides being good projects (personally, I love the Tree House), and that is the use of prefab components.
A big part of the conversation revolved around his Hybrid Houses “Part prefab, all custom™”, on which Whitney has proved that prefab is not just a fad, but a very good business… specially when clients see the final costs.
And remember, you need to know how to hold a Martini.
As usual, my words tend to stretch this… just go an watch the interview.
Soon, more interviews!
(HD version available at Vimeo)
Daniel Libeskind‘s recent project, a series of signature prefabricated homes, is a drastic change from his usual commissions. Although a smaller project (5,500 square foot), the residence strongly speaks his language of design with drastic angles, strong geometries and seamless transitions between spaces. In this ever-growing age of prefab dominance, Libeskind’s villas will be able to be shipped to almost any location in the world within months, and will be assembled on site by a team of experts within weeks.
More about the project after the break.
© Pedro Pegenaute
Architect: Jordi Badia
Collaborators: Daniel Guerra, Rafael Berengena, Andreu Orradre
Location: Salt, Girona, Spain
Structure: Eduard Doce, architect
Measurement: FCA Forteza Carbonell Associats
Services: Consulting Lluís Duart
Client: GISA. Gestió d’infraestructures S.A. – Departament de Sanitat
Project year: 2004
Construction year: 2006-2008
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute
One of the challenges of prefab housing solutions is that not all families live the same way, resulting on standard environments not suitable for family living. With this in mind, KKA (Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture) desgined Villa Grow, a Villa that is adaptable to all to all kinds of families and can be extended as they grow.
This villas have a common basic unit that can be extended by adding new modules. The angles at the end of each unit allow for different orientations, on which you can have a linear house, a patio house, or an organic layout that opens to the landscape. They can even be put together to form a large neighbor.
Interesting presentation on how an evolving family (single with dog, just married, 2 kids…) can grow its house by just adding modules as needed, a true custom prefab.
The Villas are sold in the United Kingdom and Sweden, and are produced by Kjellgren Kaminsky and Emrahus.
For more info about getting your own Villa Grow please visit Emrahus.
Our green friends from Inhabitat sent us this interesting project. A new prefab recently built by the students at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Their goal was to build a prototype prefab conducive to elegant and sustainable living within the heart of the desert landscape.
Architects: MOS – Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample
Location: Ontario, Canada
Design Team: Fred Holt, Chad Burke, Ryan Bollom, Forest Fulton, Temple Simpson, Martin Kredizor, Jimenez Lai
Project year: 2005
Constructed Area: 186 sqm
Engineering: David Bowick, Blackwell Engineering
Construction: Kropf Industries, Penfold Construction
Photographs: Florian Holzherr
Architects: Spacelab architects – Luca Silenzi
Location: Fermo, Italy
Collaborators: Roberto Sargo, Zoè Chantall Monterubbiano
Structural Engineering: Giampiero Luzi
Technical Inspection: arch. Luca Silenzi, arch. Roberto Sargo
Contractor: G.I.L. Costruzioni, Porto San Giorgio (Italy)
Constructive System: Precast concrete + metal structure; custom made precast exterior enclosure panels
Project year: 2006-2007
Construction year: 2008
Site area: 7200 sqm
Constructed Area: 2600 sqm
Photographs: ©Luca Silenzi
Location: Langreo, Asturias, Spain
Project Architect: Javier Pérez Uribarri
Site Supervisors: Javier Pérez Uribarri , Alejandro Alcazar, Antonio Jiménez, Teodoro Ramos
Project Team: Fernando Ortega Platel, Marina Durán, Borja Boraita, Inés López Taberna, Ibon Ibarlucea, José Sáenz de Argandoña, Luis Rojano, Ziortza Bardeci Guinea, Juan Dávila
Structure: NATEC INGENIEROS:
Project year: 2002 – 2006
Photographer: Carlos Casariego
Architects: 70ºN Arkitektur
Location: No defined location
Client: 70ºN Arkitektur
Constructed Area: 36 sqm
Type: Experimental Prefab
Builder: Senja Elementer AS
Project year: 2004
Photographs: BR – Bent Raanes and Sarah Cameron Sørensen, RSB – Rune Stoltz Bertinussen, 70N – 70°N arkitektur
Architects: GRID Architekten GmbH Luxemburg-Wien – Gerhard Klocker, Ric Thill, Isabella Straus
Location: Styria, Austria
Function: Holiday Cabin
Construction year: May 2007 – August 2007
Site Area: 480 sqm
Constructed Area: 68.12 sqm
Construction: Prefabricated Wood / Artificial Grass
Photographs: Lukas Schaller