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Unity Homes’ New Xyla Prefab Pops Up in Just Three Days

Posted By Lori Zimmer On December 18, 2012 @ 9:36 am In Architecture,energy efficiency,Environment,Green Building,News,Prefab Housing | No Comments

green design, eco design, sustainable design, prefab house, Unity Homes, Xyla home, flat packed house, pop up house, energy efficient housing [1]

The Unity Home model is broken down into panels, making the materials easy to ship anywhere in simple flat packs [2]. Saving money and carbon emissions, an entire home can be transported in just one shipment. Once unpacked, assembly of the flat packed pieces requires a smaller, and there for less expensive crane to put the panels together.

To save even more time, Unity’s two story model [3]’s siding is installed off site. Decorative trim ties the side panels together, giving the exterior a cohesive look—rather than a façade of panels hooked together.

The panels are assembled on a traditional timber frame, which peaks in the center like an ordinary home. The flat packed panels are them assembled around a pre-dug concrete foundation.

What makes the Xyla prefab home [4] so special is its upgradability, which provides home owners with options at every price point. Abundant windows and glass doors give the home a light and airy feel indoors. Only the interior finishes are installed on site, and are customizable to the resident’s needs and preferences.

+ Unity Homes [5]

Via Treehugger [6]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/unity-homes-new-xyla-prefab-pops-up-in-just-three-days/unity-homes2/

[2] simple flat packs: http://inhabitat.com/ablenook-flat-pack-modular-prefab-units-that-come-together-in-a-snap/

[3] Unity’s two story model: http://inhabitat.com/bensonwood-launches-unity-homes-line-of-energy-efficient-prefabs/

[4] prefab home: http://inhabitat.com/method-homes-to-debut-their-net-zero-prefab-paradigm-house-next-month-in-san-fransisco/

[5] + Unity Homes: http://unityhomes.com

[6] Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/unity-homes-builds-first-prefab.html

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