Gallery: PREFAB FRIDAY: KT 1.5 from LivingHomes


Building Magazine, a leading resource for home building, joined up with LivingHomes to produce a modern prefab home designed by Kieran Timberlake, the 2008 AIA Firm of the Year. The result of this collaboration, called the KT 1.5, was recently debuted at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas, where the home was installed on the showroom floor in 3 days. Including many sustainable design elements, the home has been designed to meet the LEED Platinum rating.

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  1. Bruce Johnson January 31, 2009 at 11:30 am

    The model on the show floor at IBS was described by a representative from Living Homes to be able to be built as shown for less than $250,000 and another model for $150,000-$200,000 if being done in multiples as opposed to a one-off… that is if it did not have to be transported too far from their pre-fab factory in southern California. I expect that similar arrangements could be made by builders in other parts of the country with manufacturers in their area, so convince your builder to build several in your neighborhood of choice and the cost should come down.

  2. speedscu January 30, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    While I appreciate the design and use of a home like the K1.5. It doesn’t matter how forward thinking the home is, if people can not afford it. I’m getting tired of hearing how modular saves money, but yet come with a price tag in excess of 500,000 (plus land). Great for the environment, too bad nobody will buy it.

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