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From Bauhaus to HUF HAUS: Energy Efficient Prefab Homes

Posted By Cameron Scott On April 9, 2010 @ 2:00 am In Architecture,Green Building,Prefab Housing | 1 Comment

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German company HUF HAUS [1] is offering gorgeous green houses to the masses by bringing Bauhaus style to factory-made green homes. The company’s signature post-and-beam construction allows for big open spaces, and they serve them up with solar panels [2] and even an optional geothermal heating system [3].

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Tripe-glazed glass walls open the houses onto the landscape while also providing maximum insulation [4]. Sure, there’s a healthy dose of (responsibly forested) wood involved along with the more conventional concrete [5], but here’s something nifty: HUF HAUS’s factory uses its wood offcuts to generate some of the electricity it uses.

HUF HAUS has just opened an office [6] in the United States — based in Cleveland, but serving the whole country — and the company insists that its houses are only pre-fab [7] in the strictest sense of the word: the modular system is designed to be versatile, and, as you can see, every house is different.

+ HUF HAUS [1]

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[1] HUF HAUS: http://www.huf-haus.com/gb/intro.html

[2] solar panels: http://www.inhabitat.com/solar-power/

[3] geothermal heating system: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/28/new-mexicos-first-geothermal-power-plant-raser/

[4] insulation: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/26/gorgeous-wood-clad-german-house-with-near-passive-house-performance/

[5] concrete: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/05/is-it-green-concrete/

[6] office: http://www.dotgreenusa.com

[7] pre-fab: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/17/affresol-makes-modular-homes-out-of-recycled-plastic/

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