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Yves Béhar Unveils LivingHomes Accessory Dwelling Units in Los Angeles

Swiss Designer Yves Béhar has partnered with Plant Prefab to create LivingHome YB1, a series of Accessory Dwelling Units to be unveiled at the Summit festival in Los Angeles. Designed to address California’s legislation, the ADU aims to encourage increased urban density while limiting the environmental impact of new construction. LivingHomes YB1 is the first in a line of structures made to rethink prefab and increase accessibility, livability, and sustainability.

LivingHomes YB1. Image Courtesy of Yves Béhar, Plant PrefabLivingHomes YB1. Image Courtesy of Yves Béhar, Plant PrefabLivingHomes YB1. Image Courtesy of Yves Béhar, Plant PrefabLivingHomes YB1. Image Courtesy of Yves Béhar, Plant Prefab+ 5

Make It Right Unveils 5 New Designs for Housing in Fort Peck Reservation

Make It Right, the organization founded by Brad Pitt to provide housing to those in need, has unveiled 5 designs for their new initiative in the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana. The designs - by GRAFT, Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative, Architecture for Humanity, Method Homes and Living Homes - are inspired by cradle-to-cradle principles, will be LEED Platinum rated and have been developed alongside community consultation with the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes of Fort Peck.

The organization is planning to build 20 new homes on the reservation, as well as developing a sustainable masterplan for the entire 3,300 square mile reservation, with construction planned to start later this year.

More on the development of Make It Right's Fort Peck initiative after the break.

Method Homes' Design. Image Courtesy of Method HomesSustainable Native Communities Collaborative's Design. Image Courtesy of Make It RightArchitecture For Humanity's design. Image Courtesy of Make It RightGRAFT's Design. Image Courtesy of GRAFT+ 5

LivingHomes C6: Affordable, Sustainable and Prefabricated

© LivingHomes - Photo by Izumi Tanaka
© LivingHomes - Photo by Izumi Tanaka

LivingHomes has just announced the launch of their first well-designed, affordable and sustainable prefabricated home known as C6. Starting at $179,000, the home is nearly half the cost of most other LivingHomes models and includes 34 tons of carbon offsets. It is the first to achieve LEED® Platinum and feature Cradle-to-Cradle inspired materials.

C6 was designed by the architects of LivingHomes in collaboration with Make It Right, a nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt and renowned architect William McDonough to build 150 Cradle to Cradle inspired LEED Platinum homes in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward. A portion of the proceeds from each C6 will help support the efforts of Make It Right. Continue reading for more.