Gallery: Blu Homes Releases Bigger, Better Glidehouse 2.0 Prefab

 
Blu Homes has worked to design all their homes to high energy efficiency standards -- their homes generally use 50-60% less energy than the average home.

In terms of aesthetics, the new Glidehouse is essentially the same – it has a similar floorplan and layout, with a beautiful floor-to-ceiling glass facade, cedar sunshades, solar-passive design and the same clean lines and contemporary flair. The factors that have changed in the Glidehouse 2.0 are the prefab’s basic dimensions and manufacturing process. One complaint about the first incarnation of the Glidehouse was its narrow floorplan, so Blu updated the dimensions and made the rooms wider. With the Blu system, the rooms in the home can be more customized and allow for 2-4 bedrooms, 2-3 full baths and an additional office or bonus space.

Blu also adapted the factory-built house to conform to their folding technology. This means that the whole prefab can be manufactured in a factory and then folded up for transportation to the home’s site. Upon arrival, a specialized team unfolds the home and reassembles it in just a matter of days. They haven’t built a new Glidehouse yet, so these pictures are from the original version, but considering the popularity of the design before, we expect to see some finished projects soon.

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  1. cortozld September 1, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    I’m glad to see that Michelle’s designs can finally be appreciated, even though it is through another median

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