Gallery: PREFAB FRIDAY: Casa 100K by MarioCucinella Architects

 

This clustered, multi-unit building is both literally and metaphorically green. Constructed with prefabricated modules that come in various hues of green, the building and each housing unit include a myriad of different eco features that make this visionary design, by MarioCucinella Architects, an example of affordable and efficient construction and design techniques. On the exterior, the building is equipped with photovoltaic panels and a rainwater harvesting system, while the interior takes advantage of passive heating and cooling techniques to lower energy use during extreme weather. And best of all, the building is designed so that each home would cost just over $100,000 US dollars.

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  1. davebarnes March 13, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    In the state of Colorado, USA it is ILLEGAL to ‘harvest rainwater”. You may not entrap water in any manner.
    It is also ILLEGAL to use water more than once. This makes gray-water recycling against the law.

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