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Marmol Radziner Launches Affordable New Locomo Prefab!
Posted By Evelyn Lee On June 25, 2010 @ 5:13 pm In Architecture,Events,Los Angeles,News,Prefab Housing | 4 Comments
Inhabitat favorite Marmol Radziner  just officially launched a brand new line of affordable modular prefab homes, the Locomo  (which stands for LOwer COst MOdular). The official announcement was made today at the Dwell on Design Conference  in Los Angeles. Prices for a LOCOMO home top out at about $250 per square foot, but start as low as $200. That means for $200,000 to $700,000 depending on model and location, individuals and families have a great opportunity to live in a fabulous pre-fab home.
The Locomo  line is available in one, two, and three bedroom single story structures, as well as a four bedroom two-story model. Each model carries all the sustainable advantages of building a prefab home  including the ensured reuse and recycling of excess materials, high quality thanks to a factory controlled environment, and a low footprint upon the existing site landscape.
Sustainable options for interior finishings include bamboo  flooring in the living and bedroom areas along with Marmoleum flooring in the bathrooms. Low-E glass runs throughout each of the floor plans, providing ample daylighting  while blocking UV rays. Energy Star Bosch kitchen appliances ensures ample efficiency in all of the Locomo’s kitchen appliances. An “on demand” tankless water heater saves energy while grid-connected solar panels  provide renewable energy. In addition to various other sustainable features, radiant heating and geothermal systems are also an option for new home owners of the Locomo.
“We’re excited about making affordable green prefab homes more available to individuals and small families,” says Marmol Radziner  Managing Principal Leo Marmol. “The launch of the Locomo series aims to bring a shift in the modern prefab housing market, allowing more potential homeowners to participate in the movement with more affordable options now available.”
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URLs in this post:
 Marmol Radziner: http://www.marmolradzinerprefab.com/main.html
 Locomo: http://www.marmolradzinerprefab.com
 Dwell on Design Conference: http://www.dwellondesign.com/
 prefab home: http://inhabitat.com/architecture/prefab-housing/
 bamboo: http://www.inhabitat.com/2005/11/20/phenomenal-plyboo/
 daylighting: http://inhabitat.com/daylighting/
 solar panels: http://inhabitat.com/solar-power/
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