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PHOTOS: MEKA Shipping Container Home Pops Up in NYC!

Posted By Diane Pham On November 21, 2010 @ 12:00 pm In Architecture,Innovation,Prefab Housing,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment

Meka, shipping containers, prefab, prefab architecture, green architecture, prefabirctaed homes, modular homes, modular architecture, Michael de Jong, Jason Halter, Christos Marcopoulous, West Village, NYC, New York City

The popularity of prefab and shipping container construction is certainly on the rise, but New York City [1] was still the last place we’d ever expected to see one pop up as a residence. Currently sitting in a small, empty lot at the corner of Charles and Washington in the West Village, this spectacular little prefab dubbed the MEKA [2] has been¬†constructed from 70% recycled materials [3], delivered 95% built, and rings in at just $100 per square foot. As wallet-friendly as it is eco-friendly, read on for more details as well as some¬†exclusive photos of this unexpected urban gem.


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[1] New York City: http://www.inhabitat.com/nyc

[2] MEKA: http://www.mekaworld.com

[3] recycled materials: http://www.inhabitat.com/materials

[4] READ MORE>: http://www.inhabitat.com/exclusive-pics-shipping-container-prefab-home-pops-up-in-ny/

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