Andrew Michler

60,000 sq ft Prefab Apartment Complex to be Completed This Summer

by , 05/14/10

Modular building, pre-fab apartment, Philadelphia green apartment, green design, green architecture, prefab housing, modular housing, eco design, sustainable design

Interface Studio Architects, who gave us the 100K house, is upping the ante in sustainable prefab building by designing a new 72 unit LEED-certified apartment complex in Philadelphia. To be completed this summer, the project features a green roof, great urban density, lots of room for bikes, and, of course an efficient manufacturing process.

Modular building, pre-fab apartment, Philadelphia green apartment, green design, green architecture, prefab housing, modular housing, eco design, sustainable design

The Philly-based project is unique in that it is made up of 80 boxes built in a factory and stacked up five stories high. At 60,000 square feet, the combined units give us a glimpse of the promise of modular building for larger developments. The housing will be located near Temple University and rents will be just $650 a month to live in one of the most progressive apartment buildings in America.

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2 Comments

  1. aphilly May 17, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Very cool writeup, but these guys are Interface Studio Architects, not Innovative…though their work certainly is.

  2. brianph May 17, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Thanks for picking up the story. We’re quite excited to see all of those boxes stacking up. A quick correction > our firm is called Interface Studio Architects (not Innovative Studio Architects – though I like it!).

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