For those of you who are aware of the modern prefab home movement, bear with us while we catch the rest up to speed. Imagine that your next home were to be manufactured in sections in a warehouse, delivered to your property, then pieced together and finalized into the perfect modern home. This technique has been around for decades, as “manufactured homes” and trailers have been delivered at a low cost to home owners. But what works for retirees in Florida and trailer communities across the country also works for the modernist movement. Some of the worlds brightest architects have turned to prefabricated construction techniques to lower costs and increase quality. The perfect example is Santa Monica’s LivingHome, as designed by architects Ray Kappe and Kieran Timberlake. Continue reading, GearCravers, for more about how the prefab movement has come alive in this LivingHome.
Kappe and Timberlake’s LivingHomes project has produced 8 individual prefab design concepts. The Santa Monica LivingHome is Ray Kappe’s RK1 design, the LivingHomes flagship and most noteable design to date. Shown in Santa Monica, CA and also in Brentwood, CA for Wired Magazine, the LivingHomes RK1 is a brilliant piece of prefab architecture with a focus on sustainable construction and living. Sustainability is a key point for LivingHomes, as each concept provides a set of energy saving statistics, everything from carbon emissions to water and electricity savings.
Here’s where LivingHomes offers the most promise to their potential owners– the LivingHomes RK1 starts at a base price of $852,500. A similar, property constructed home would push that price up significantly higher. The savings of having a controlled building environment with scaled resources passes a nice chunk of savings on to the LivingHomes buyer. Beyond the RK1, Kieran Timberlake’s homes start for as low as $219,300. These prefabs bring a different perspective to modern design, pleasing those with a tighter budget but the same desire for smart, modern prefabricated homes. Be sure to visit LivingHomes.net to learn more about this awesome movement in modern architecture.
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