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v100 Mod Box: the Next Generation in Prefab Design

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On September 3, 2010 @ 11:47 am In Architecture,Prefab Housing,Sustainable Building | 2 Comments

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The v100 Mod Box system is based on 10 ft x 10 ft x 10 ft boxes that can be assembled into any shape [7] to create practically any structure – from a home to an office, studio, or they could even be grouped together to make a hotel. The boxes can be quickly assembled and are super low maintenance. As Saccento told the Phoenix New Times [8], “There are no nails, no screws, no paint, no drywall, no maintenance. Two people could build one of these in two days.” The standard model includes two boxes separated by an 8 x 10 breezeway with glass walls. One side serves as a kitchen and living space and the other contains a bedroom and bathroom.

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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 [10] or recyclable and contain no VOCs. Saccento told JetsonGreen [11] 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 [12] 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 [5] 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.

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Via JetsonGreen [11] and Phoenix New Times [8]

Images ©AndrewWurban


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/v100-mod-box-the-next-generation-in-prefab-design/v100-modbox-1/?extend=1

[3] prefab home design: http://inhabitat.com../architecture/prefab-housing/

[4] v100 Mod Box: http://v100modbox.com/

[5] prefab cubes: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/13/stunning-swedish-treehotel-opens-this-weekend/mirrorcube-ed02/?extend=1

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/03/v100-mod-box-the-next-generation-in-prefab-design/v100-modbox-5/

[7] assembled into any shape: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/06/one-modular-prefab-homes-are-like-legos-for-adults/

[8] Phoenix New Times: http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/jackalope/2010/08/thinking_outside_the_mod_box.php

[9] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/03/v100-mod-box-the-next-generation-in-prefab-design/v100-modbox-1/

[10] recycled: http://inhabitat.com../recycled-materials

[11] JetsonGreen: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2010/09/next-gen-prefab-v100-mod-box.html

[12] prefab cubes: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/07/prefab-friday-twelve-cubed-mini-prefab-home/

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