FLATPAK COMES TO LIFE: The Goodwin-Wise Flatpak House
Two years of development have found the world’s first production FlatPak house well on track to becoming a real home for the Goodwin-Wise family. Artist and owner Amy Goodwin recently posted a stunning set of photos on her website to document the construction progress of her Flatpak home, showcasing the modern design marvel in fine form. Nestled amid verdant greenery in Massachusetts, the Goodwin-Wise house has weathered some kinks in the woodwork (i.e. a two year assembly period), but by the looks of things the streamlined process and final product have been well worth the wait.
We first wrote about architect Charles Lazor’s ultra customizable Flatpak House in 2005, when it broke ground as a system of modernist house components that can be made to order, flat packed to ship, and assembled on-site. Everything is accounted for, including walls, cabinets, bathrooms, kitchen, and built-in fixtures. Detail craving design mavens will find no lack of customizable considerations, as a plethora of component materials, colors and finishes are available.
This all adds up to the promise of the FlatPak system: a carefully composed synergy of personal needs and site-specific details. Natural light and temperature profiles are considered, and the houses are well insulated, featuring high performing thermal glass. The lack of on-site construction cuts waste, and a stringent set of manufacturing controls ensures that the houses are built to last.
It’s great to see the enormous potential of Flatpak building finally come to fruition in the form of a beautiful home for the Goodwin-Wise family. Congrats Amy!
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