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Posted By Emily Pilloton On March 1, 2007 @ 5:20 am In Architecture,Green Building,Prefab Housing,San Francisco | 8 Comments

Project Frog, Modular classrooms, Prefab Schools, Prefab classrooms [1]

Prefab construction, while a beneficial process with tons of green advantages, has up until now been dominated by single-family residential buildings. We’ve seen great non-residential conceptual projects by Jennifer Siegal [2] and others, but have yet to be wowed by an actual brick-and-mortar prefab school, store, or office. But now, San Francisco-based Project Frog [3] may be changing all that. With their full line of prefabricated, modular, and customizable classrooms, schools may finally have a high-quality green option for classroom construction.

Advertising the structures as “high performance environments engineered for learning,” Project Frog [3] goes beyond the temporary classroom trailer to offer two basic options, the “Dragonfly” [4] and “Turtle,” [4] both simple, open, customizable floorplans [5] that boasts some great sustainable features [6] such as low or no-VOC carpet tiles, high ceilings and abundant natural light, plenum floors for improved ventilation and thermal environment, and expertly-engineered building frames that exceed California seismic codes. While each module is a single classroom, the modules can be easily combined to create larger networks of classrooms.

+ Project Frog [3]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2007/03/01/project-frog-modular-classrooms-by-jennifer-siegel/

[2] Jennifer Siegal: http://inhabitat.com/2006/12/08/prefab-friday-interview-with-jennifer-siegal/

[3] Project Frog: http://www.projectfrog.com/index.php

[4] “Dragonfly”: http://www.projectfrog.com/products/

[5] floorplans: http://www.projectfrog.com/products/interiors.php

[6] sustainable features: http://www.projectfrog.com/products/features.php

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