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Modern Connect:Homes are the Latest in Affordable, Green Prefab Design

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On May 10, 2012 @ 12:50 pm In Architecture,Prefab Housing,Sustainable Building | 3 Comments

Connect:Homes, connect homes, prefab homes, prefab, green homes, modern homes, jared levy, gordon stott

Levy and Stott spent 6 years working in prefab [5] design and building with Marmol Radziner, and realized that there were a lot of problems in the industry. So they set out to fix those problems by starting their own company with a strategy that more efficiently builds homes in the factory setting and bringing down the cost of shipping with smaller modules. Connect:Homes is an LA-based prefab company based on a patent pending modular system that cuts delivery costs by close to 90%. The goal was to develop a home that could be shipped anywhere with normal truck transport without breaking the bank, and based on the renderings, we think they might be on to something.

Connect:Homes [3] offers up a range of 1-4 bedroom homes with a decidedly modern style. Customize the exterior and interior with a metal, steel, wood and different finishes. Every home is designed to meet LEED Platinum status as well as CalGreen Tier 2 standards and owners can opt to make the home net zero as well. Energy efficient appliances and systems, a tight high performing envelope, water efficient fixtures, recycled and renewable materials all round out the sustainability strategy.

Although the firm hasn’t completed a house yet, you can see a prototype house this summer. Connect:Homes will display a 640 sq ft, 1 bedroom Connect:2 pop-up house at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles from June 22-24, 2012 [6].

+ Connect:Homes [3]

Via JetsonGreen [7]

Images ┬ęConnect:Homes


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/modern-connecthomes-are-the-latest-in-affordable-green-prefab-design/connect-homes-2/?extend=1

[3] Connect:Homes: http://www.connect-homes.com/

[4] Marmol Radziner: http://inhabitat.com/tag/marmol-radziner/

[5] prefab: http://inhabitat.com/tag/prefab/

[6] Dwell on Design in Los Angeles from June 22-24, 2012: http://www.connect-homes.com/news/events

[7] JetsonGreen: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2012/05/connect-homes-modular-green-prefab-california.html

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