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.
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.
Via Jetson Green