Gallery: PREFAB FRIDAY: iPAD by Andre Hodgskin


We’ve been waiting and hoping for more from New Zealand architect Andre Hodgskin who first wowed us with BACHKIT™, a gorgeous holiday home of prefab pavilions designed in 2000. Hodgskin’s newest design is every bit as enticing. With the iPAD™, Hodgskin brings a stylish, versatile option to the prefab world with a bevy of possible configurations, finishes and even a choice in how you’d like it to arrive – it can be manufactured off-site and transported whole or shipped as a kitset for on-site assembly.

The iPAD™ is offered in several versions: single, single with guest suite or double. The single fills 50 square meters of interior living space, with about the same area found in decks around the dwelling. A small guest suite with private bathroom can be added to this configuration off one of the decks.

The home can also expand with a second, full-scale module that adds a second bedroom. The two modules, surrounded by decks, can be arranged in a myriad of assemblies – L-shaped, offset, linear, contiguous or separated by decks – depending on the site or the owner’s inclination. The possibilities give the iPAD™ a unique versatility.

The design is available in several exterior finishes to fit many tastes, and starts at $125,000 for the single, in New Zealand.

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  1. betlinb September 25, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Dear sir,
    We would like to import from your company prefabricated houses.Kindly send us quotations
    and further information.

    Kind Regards

    Lilyth Dagbey

    Martin Aboagye Enterprise
    P.O.Box 7991,
    Accra north
    Tel: 233 27 8344346

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  3. Avi Flombaum March 10, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    This reminds me of one of the houses (I think the winner in fact) of the Solar Decathlon that took place in DC last October. Can’t seem to find a link to it, sorry. Really nice though.

  4. Hugo March 10, 2008 at 5:07 am

    Nice house… so beautiful… Thirteen in a dosen, I say. Another (relative expensive) prefab bungalow. Next time feature the special functions on a building like this. I know it’s hard to come up with a prefab story every week, but please try harder next time (a bit eco-friendlier). I’ve seen loads of these projects lying around, available for “just” a bit more then 100k. But the actual application is not worth mentioning.

    (And yes,it’s monday morning again)

  5. Ahmad March 9, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Nice house.

  6. missmsry March 9, 2008 at 7:41 am

    Can this be built on stilts and comply with hurricane regulations in the U.S.? I only ask because it is so beautiful.

  7. Phil March 8, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Send more info, please. Or, a site were I can study thouroughly and maybe visit a sample building.

    Thanks, Phil

  8. Architectural Design Se... March 8, 2008 at 3:40 am

    From where it seems to be situated , it seems brilliant .

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  10. alex March 7, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Originally of course seen at Shedworking (as Justin kindly acknowledged) where you can see other examples of the bach

  11. Joyce March 7, 2008 at 11:49 am

    The home’s footprint is obviously sustainable. Are there any other eco-friendly features?

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