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Prefab M-velope Retreats Shift and Slide into a Bevy of Fun Shapes

Posted By Tafline Laylin On August 16, 2012 @ 7:24 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Prefab Housing | No Comments

Michael Jantzen, M-Velope, Prefabricated design, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, shape-shifting, building regulations, wendy house

Comprised of several different pre-fabricated sections, M-velopes are prefabricated and shipped just about anywhere in the world and bolted on-site. The complexity of the structure varies according to each buyer’s taste and a lot of attention has gone into ensuring that they have a relatively benign ecological footprint [4].

Depending on where it will be placed and for what function (indoor play or work space or outdoor wendy house), M-velopes usually require neither a foundation nor a building permit. But that really depends on the local building regulations [5] so we recommend you check that out before having one of these shipped to your front door. And if you are interested to see more of Jantzen’s experimental design, and there’s quite a bit, stop buy his website [1] for a peak.

+ Michael Jantzen [6]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Michael Jantzen: http://www.michaeljantzen.com/Welcome.html

[2] prefabricated retreats: http://inhabitat.com/tag/prefab-design/

[3]  : http://inhabitat.com/prefab-m-velope-retreats-shift-and-slide-into-a-bevy-of-fun-shapes/m-velope-retreats-michael-jantzen-2/?extend=1

[4] relatively benign ecological footprint: http://inhabitat.com/tag/low-environmental-footprint/

[5] building regulations: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/nyc-modifies-building-code-to-require-more-energy-efficient-roofs/

[6] + Michael Jantzen: http://www.michaeljantzen.com/Green_M-Velope.html#12

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