Constructing buildings with industrial detritus seems to be a trend of late. We recently covered LOT-EK’s airplane fuselage library, and a few months back you may have heard of the 747 Wing House — a Malibu home made from a dismantled Boeing 747-200 (see aircraft images after the jump).

The same architect who did the Wing House also designed another residence that was on the home tour circuit at this year’s CA Boom show. I’d been hearing about David Hertz Architects‘ Panel House for some time, so when I saw that it’d be open for viewing during CA Boom, I jumped on the bus.

Why is it called the Panel House? Because it’s made of prefabricated industrial refrigeration panels.

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  1. Holluwarooteemee June 17, 2010 at 6:35 am

    Please need to build a city that will occupy up to about the distance of 45 kilometers square in Osun state Nigeria. The boarder will be share between Ife south local government head quarters (Ifetedo) boarder and the road that separate the Obafemi Awolowo University whit Ile-Ife city. Need your reply first as to known how to come over to your office (there is basic instruction on how to do your architect job)

    Thank you sincerely,

    Evangelist, Eludoyin-Awofe Samuel Oluwarotimi.
    Pronounce: Helludoying-Hawophe Holluwarooteemee

  2. Inhabitat » PREFA... January 26, 2007 at 2:27 am

    […] David Hertz, the always-crafty architect and principal of Syndesis, has impressed us before with his homes constructed from everything from dismantled airplanes to refrigeration panels. And now, thanks to a partnership with Steve Glenn, he’s the designer of Living Homes’ newest prefab design, aptly named the Living Home by David Hertz. Between CEO Steve Glenn’s commitment to the highest green standards and David Hertz’s forward-thinking design concepts, it’s no surprise that the newest Living Homes design is at the vanguard of environmentally-friendly, livable, modern architecture. Built using a panelized aluminum system, the home measures a spacious 2,650 square feet with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a green roof, and a slew of other green materials. […]

  3. Jan Jongert May 16, 2006 at 7:31 am

    well….. if you’re into igning with planes… dont miss Avion with their DC-9 mobile exhibition centre

    you can see it at our site (exampledesigns) or with a direct link

    great collection, we’ll include these on our site

  4. Stuart May 3, 2006 at 5:55 pm

    Simply amazing! BEWARE: Genius at work!

  5. Joanne May 3, 2006 at 4:31 pm

    Fantastic! I love to see what David Hertz is up to next. He has been leading sustainable architecture for years here in L.A. and is always on the forefront of discovering and using new materials. These aluminum skinned foam walls sound amazing. I’ve been waiting for the perfect building material to construct a (quick) stand alone studio here in Venice, CA. and this sounds (and looks) like a perfect solution.

    Thanks for the post,

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