PREFAB FRIDAY: I-Rise Housing By Geotectura

by , 05/11/07

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You might have seen our previous posts on Geotectura– from turning air into water and electromagnetic skyscrapers, Joseph Cory has a list of very intriguing projects, and I-RISE is no exception. Selected as a runner up for the Metropolis Magazine Next Generation Competition, I-RISE is a multi-story prefab residential unit designed to have the smallest possible footprint, both on the site and in an ecological sense. Its intention is to create a modular structure that is simple to build, yet flexible enough to accommodate the changing needs of its occupants.

Designed by Joseph Cory and Eyal Malka, I-RISE contains the infrastructure required for generating renewable energy as well as the collection and treatment of rainwater and solid waste. This is another intriguing proposal from Geotectura, and more information and images can be seen on their website. And for more information on this and the other projects featured in the Next Generation contest check out the May issue of Metropolis Magazine.

+ I-RISE @ Geotectura
+ Metropolis Magazine Next Generation

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  1. George Krpan May 31, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    Yikes, looks like Le Corbusier, the jive-narcissist.

  2. Bryce May 14, 2007 at 12:10 am

    Glorified tin box, glorified wooden box, glorified concrete box…regardless of material there are a lot of boxes out there.

    We’re living in an era where metals are very sexy materials with a certain status. Concrete, brick, wood, etc. are not given the same respect as being edgy as metal is right now.

  3. J. May 12, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    I abhor the height involved – especially in the first pic … showing the unit against the backdrop of “regular” houses. (If height is partially due to the fact that it has its own water/waste system, surely they could have gone *down* (underground) for that.

    A smaller footprint is all to the good but there are better ways of achieving it that do not involve quite this much distancing of the unit’s residents from nature & neighbours.

    Final thought: It’s a container turned on end … and I have to wonder why so many architects seem to think that people want to (or should) live in glorified tin boxes??

  4. Richie May 12, 2007 at 8:57 am

    It’s disappointing that there are no specifics. How wide and tall is it ? What materials. Why is it easy to build ? A tantalizing preview though.

  5. octavio barna May 11, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    i like the first image, but the second one is creepy

  6. Architecture Fan May 11, 2007 at 8:27 am

    Lovely standing alone but hideous in that bottom photo where they succeed only in looking like projects.

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