Mix a little bit of Bladerunner with prefab home design and you get the v100 Mod Box. These ultra modern 10 x 10 x 10 ft prefab cubes could be the next generation of prefab design. Started by Phoenix restaurateur Vincenz Saccento, the v100 Mod Box is a prefab system that can create any size home by connecting together multiple cubes, which are separated by breezeways with translucent glass walls. The Mod Box is futuristic-looking to be sure, but three of these cubes will soon be installed in Phoenix.
The v100 Mod Box system is based on 10 ft x 10 ft x 10 ft boxes that can be assembled into any shape 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, “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.
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.