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Posted By Sarah Rich On November 8, 2005 @ 5:48 am In Architecture,Green Building,Prefab Housing | 1 Comment

Out of Australia, another little prefab with an eco-friendly slant. The Modabode [1] is a modular structure created for flexibility in size, shape and location. The single-module prototype, called e-Bode, measures just 3.6m x 14.4m, with an internal floor area of 50 sq-m, making it small enough for a beach hut, and versatile enough to be used in customizing a family residence. Modabode offers rainwater catchment systems and solar water heating, as well as energy-efficient appliances and an extra-large cantilevered roof that shades and protects the interior.

The Modabode was originally included in Australia’s Houses of the Future [2] design exhibition, which showcased six homes whose design and environmental standards made them future-worthy dwellings. The prototype was constructed next to the spectacular Sydney Opera House and Botanic Gardens, a perfect complement to its spare modernist aesthetics.

+ www.modabode.com.au [1]

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[1] Modabode: http://www.modabode.com.au

[2] Houses of the Future: http://www.housesofthefuture.com.au/hof_houses03.html

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