Gallery: PREFAB FRIDAY: PLACE Houses

 

This stunning home in Kirkland, Wash. is one in a series of prefabricated homes called PLACE Houses designed by architect Heather Johnston. The home’s diverse use of sustainably-sourced materials and low-impact energy harvesting — in addition to its fresh, contemporary look — won the series a spot as one of the Top 6 Prefab Designs in the April 2006 issue of Wallpaper magazine. Built with SIP panels, this 2,800 square-foot model home was constructed on-site and has almost every green amenity you can imagine. This PLACE House has the look of a custom-built home, but can be ordered and built as though it were part of a “ready-to-wear” line — making for an easy, streamlined package.

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  1. maxtheitpro April 6, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Wow!! This is bloody amazing! We need better alternatives to home building here in East Africa. Right now, everyone’s building homes for the middle and upper middle class in Kenya and totally forgetting about the low end. Does this concept have a low end design?? (crosses fingers).
    Prefabs have huge potential in Africa…for sure!!

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