Gallery: 60,000 sq ft Prefab Apartment Complex to be Completed This Sum...


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.

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  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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