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HIVE MODULAR PREFAB
Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On July 7, 2005 @ 10:09 pm In Architecture,Prefab Housing | 6 Comments
Hive Modular  is three architects who dreamt of building affordable pre-fab homes. Affordable prefab, you ask? Isn’t all prefab affordable? Although prefabricated building is meant to be affordable by its very nature ? in reality, many of the Modernist prefab houses currently on the market tend towards the “summer home for design-savvy millionaire” (aka First Penthouse ) rather than the “starter house for first-time home buyer”. Faced with this challenge, Hive Modular has attempted to blend affordability and style with their new B-line house.
The rectangular stick-frame house comes in three sizes and can be custom designed for an extra fee. The
B-line models  range in size from 1000 – 2300 square feet and are priced between $125 – $140 / SF. With the additional consulting and installation costs thrown in, you’re looking at roughly 200 – 400K for these babies.
With the corrugated panels, the B-line does look a bit like a giant cardboard box ? but the interior seems spacious and comfortable, and the price is certainly right. You could do far worse for a first house.
The first prototype has gone up in Minneapolis, and more are sure to follow.
Via Fab Prefab 
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 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2005/07/07/hive-modular-prefab/hiveoutside/
 Hive Modular: http://www.hivemodular.com/
 First Penthouse: http://www.firstpenthouse.co.uk/
 B-line models: http://www.hivemodular.com/products.html
 Fab Prefab: http://www.fabprefab.com/fabfiles/fablist/150-B-Line-Hive-FABLIST/blinestatus.htm
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