AD Round Up: Prefabricated projects Part I

Green construction is a huge deal nowadays. With more and more architects designing sustainable buildings, anything you can do to make your house more eco-friendly is more than welcome. One of those things, is prefabrication. So to end this week’s Round Up, we bring you previoulsy featured prefabricated projects.

Pentimento House / Jose María Sáez & David Barragán An architecture to be naked to connect with their surroundings. Built with a single piece of prefabricated concrete, which can be placed in four different ways (assembly) which solves structure, wall, furniture, ladders, even a garden facade that is the origin of the project. Outside is a neutral grid that is camouflaged like a fence or hedge. Inside, each wall is different and it fits its scale needs, function, position, etc. A concrete platform serves as its foundation and adapts to the topography bypassing the trees or incorporating them (read more…)

House Müller Gritsch / AFGH House Müller Gritsch in Lenzburg. The artist couple Barbara Müller and Stefan Gritsch lived for 25 years in the former carpenter’s workshop shed of Barbara Müller’s father. The sale of the building offered the couple the possibility to construct a new house in the yard of the building complex, on condition that the building costs did not exceed the funds raised from the sale. The only feasible way to realise the substantial spatial program involved at the set price of CHF. 580,000 was to design the house in prefabricated wooden elements (read more…)

La Reserva House / Sebastian Irarrazaval It is a low-cost housing, 140 m2, to be sold and repeated in many places as concerned people exist. In this regard it relates to the idea of the container since it has no place. With the purpose of reducing construction time, geometry is simple and the construction system is on prefabricated basis. Its arrangement is a cross shaped where, in order to embrace the nearby landscape, public areas are placed in second level in a 4 meters high cube. This severe volume is covered with steel plates that create a double facade (read more…)

Amalia House / GRID Architects Located on top of a hill in Styria, overlooking the valley of Kirchbach Amalia offers space for up to six people, without having to spare any comfort. Organised in 2 levels, one of them split, she lets the landscape float in and gives view to her surrounding from everywhere within.To give tribute to the nature around her and maximize the interchange between inside and outside, the house is completely covered with artificial grass -with only the windows left out. Amalia is the first artificial grass camouflage building in Austria (read more…)

Rubi Offices / Bailo Rull ADD+ Arquitectura The project has been planned understanding the closer environment and the relation between the city and the landscape. The project is situated on a place where the urban conditions are loosing the density and the compactness in front of one river of the city. The location of the project invites to focus the views to the landscape, and propose to choose those green views from every part of the offices. The constructive solution consists to use a precast concrete for all the building (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Prefabricated projects Part I" 17 Apr 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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