Desert life is definitely not easy, but o2 Architecture makes it both effortless and stylish with the stunning BlueSky Home. Immersed in the Mojave Desert at 4,000 feet above sea level, this dwelling was borne of a collaborative effort between prefabricated home developer Blue Sky Homes LLC and o2 Architecture's Lance O’Donnell. Prefabricated, energy-efficient and flat-packed, it took just eight weeks to assemble.
This 1,000 sq ft desert oasis is the first prototype for a new flat-pack, prefab line of homes that minimize transportation and promote sustainability. Its shape was inspired by Le Corbusier’s “Domino” house, featuring a simple structure of columns and planes. The house rests on columns and beams made from cold-formed, light gauge steel, which extends to form a balcony from which to appreciate the infinite arid landscape.
The desert shelter was designed to adapt to multiple locations, with non-load bearing walls and openings that can move within the structure. Its skin is made from prefab panels and standardized building components, with bright and open interiors that are both modern and comfortable. The desert’s excessive sun is soaked up by an array of solar panels, which provides electricity, hot water and heating.
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