by , 03/20/06


Gazing at this spacecraft of a prefab house, you may be reminded of a certain colony of extra-terrestrial tree houses we wrote about last year. A new design from UK-based Sybarite (whose name alone makes me love them), the Plectrum House is a tiny prefab, measuring only 40m-sq (approx 430ft-sq). Luckily, for those who require a bit more room, the aluminum units can be stacked five high.

Modeled off of the compact, rounded form of a plectrum (that’s a guitar pick, if you didn’t know), the design combats the standard blocky style of so many stackable modular dwellings. When layered, the overall structure has flower-like facets and curves. And while we have our share of reservations about living in a UFO, Sybarite managed to include our most favorite feature – roof gardens – which we are incapable of resisting, no matter what kind of structure they hover over.

+ Plectrum House

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  1. Leopold Mak Ender March 22, 2006 at 1:31 pm

    Once again, another superidea.
    Why cant we build like this in Swden ? Because the architects here are 50 years behinde the world outside.

  2. Dodgey March 21, 2006 at 12:20 pm

    I rather like the look of this, at least its bold!

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