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v100 Mod Box: the Next Generation in Prefab Design

by , 09/03/10

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Mod Boxes can come furnished if desired and include a Fagor refrigerator, a toilet, shower, and sinks by Duravit, an induction cooktop, a Tempur-Pedic sofabed, a flat screen TV, and walnut cabinets. Appliances and fixtures were chosen not only for their modern look but for their energy efficient design, and all construction materials are either recycled or recyclable and contain no VOCs. Saccento told JetsonGreen that the boxes generally cost the same as “stick and stucco” construction but the real value is in quick and easy assembly.

Saccento is currently working on an installation of three Mod Boxes in Phoenix, which will be furnished rental units. The prefab cubes are expected to be assembled and ready by the end of September and then rented out for less than $1,000 each. Saccento is also interested in building a boutique hotel with a four-star restaurant and lobby, which he says he could build in less than six months. They may be futuristic looking, but the concept seems like it will be realized very quickly.

+ v100 Mod Box

Via JetsonGreen and Phoenix New Times

Images ©AndrewWurban

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  1. Lookotels Seeks to Roll... November 5, 2010 at 1:01 am

    [...] Modular rooms would vary in size from 9.7 sq meters for a single up to 12.1 sq meters for a premium room. Each unit would be self-sufficient and include a sofa bed, TV, a desk, a chair, a WIFI connection, a telephone, air conditioning, a bathroom, and automated controls. The entire hotel is automated with self check-in and out kiosks, a built-in safety system, and a 24-hour customer service telephone line will keep guests comfortable. Staff requirements would be low, thus further reducing operational costs. Energy-efficient sustainable design also plays a huge role in the hotel — it has an expected energy savings of 40% compared to average hotels. [...]

  2. nattgurl September 25, 2010 at 12:14 am

    I saw the mod box in person recently, it’s amazing. It feels much bigger inside then I expected. I would gladly trade my house in for this space.

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