Challenging the negative connotations of prefab buildings in the UK, Stuart Duncan of Build Different has designed “Schoolmasters“: a stunning modular, passivhaus-style eco-home. This low-energy, volumetric, modular house was built in a factory in southern England and when it was 95 percent completed, it transported to Aberdeen, Scotland, via four trucks.


Schoolmasters, Build Different, Schoolmasters house living room, prefabricated living room

Once installed, solar panels, Finnish Thermowood timber cladding, and an MCZ biomass pellet stove were installed. Smart home technologies were also integrated into the building, allowing the house to be controlled via smartphone or iPad. The project’s overall objective was to dispel the negativity associated with prefab construction, and to prove that modern building methods can produce homes that are as elegant and comfortable as they are energy-efficient and sustainable.

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