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ASUL’s Modern Prefab Housing System Achieves $100/sq foot
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On June 18, 2010 @ 9:30 am In Architecture,Prefab Housing | 4 Comments
This stunning steel-framed modular housing system  is set to debut next week at the Dwell on Design  in Los Angeles. Designed by by Phoenix-based ASUL Adaptable Systems , the prefabricated modular construction system is projecting an amazing $100 per square foot in construction costs, and it even allows for customization that allows the homes to adapt to a wide range of sites.
ASUL’s prefab home system allows for easy customization , can be adapted to a wide range of sites, and can be constructed from easily acquired materials. Designing a new home consists of selecting the individual modules and arranging them in the desired configuration. There are 10 different room sizes and three different ceiling heights. Living rooms are designed as blank open rooms, while bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens are pre-designed. Homeowners can choose from a selection of pre-designed homes or custom-design their own. Home prices start at $99 per square foot.
When the design is finalized, the steel framing  and the rest of the parts are designed and cut for easy on-site installation. ASUL homes can easily be built above the ground, which minimizes their environmental impact upon the site and is useful for areas prone to flooding. ASUL offers homeowners three options for build out – You Build, Both Build or ASUL Build, which allows the homeowner to price out the design for the lowest cost. In the You Build scenario, ASUL provides the design documents and prefabricated materials. With the ASUL Build option, ASUL performs the build out and includes the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and finish materials. If you’re at Dwell on Design next week, this is certainly one prefab system  you won’t want to miss.
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/18/asuls-modern-prefab-housing-system-achieves-100sq-foot/asul-adaptable-systems-6/
 modular housing system: http://inhabitat.com../tag/modular-housing
 Dwell on Design: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/15/join-inhabitat-at-dwell-on-design-2010/
 ASUL Adaptable Systems: http://www.asul.us/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/18/asuls-modern-prefab-housing-system-achieves-100sq-foot/asul-adaptable-systems-7/
 customization: http://inhabitat.com/2009/10/23/modular-passiv-haus-concept-offers-customizable-net-zero-home/
 steel framing: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/23/cantilever-house-combines-commercial-steel-and-residential-style/
 prefab system: http://inhabitat.com../architecture/prefab-housing/
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