Are you thinking of investing in a house? If yes, then why not go for a modular home. Modular home, better known as prefabricated or prefab home, is a new rage amongst the environment conscious people of today. Prefabs are no longer simple cubical structures. Today, they are available as various unique, environment friendly, comfortable and low cost structures that are also appealing to your senses. Thanks to the new designers, architects and builders, who put in their talents and hard work to develop such awesome houses. Here are ten wonderful prefabs for you.
This is a simple prefab home (picture above) made of concrete and polyurethane, designed by Leon Fitzpatrick of Australia. Large sliding concrete sections have been used to build the Echelon which helps in controlling the interior lighting system and also in creating space within the house. Here, the furniture is also made of concrete in addition to light seating surfaces which can also be removed. It is an ideal home which is high in comfort and mobility.
Modularean Eco House
This Eco house has been designed by David Baker and developed by Julianna Sassaman. It is made out of ecologically farmed bamboo trees. This marvelous piece of architecture features some really beautiful designer furniture, impressive interior finishes mostly made of bamboo, grand window panels, skylights etc, to name a few.
This prefabricated house is made out of many renewable materials like bamboo flooring, photovoltaic panel and rain screen facade. This portable house also accommodates an edible home garden in its roof. Moreover, it has another very interesting feature – the rooms can be modified as per your choice, and you can also change the exterior according to your preferences. it comes from the house of Miso Soup Design.
The Koyunk home has been designed and developed by the Koynk Architecture. This is an ultra modern prefab designed for the future. Steel frames, along with insulated glass and structural panels, constitute this spectacular house.
The Ecobitat is an excellent piece of work designed by Felipe Campolina of Brazil. This sustainable modular house is made of recyclable materials and is generally very helpful and useful during emergencies. This prefab uses solar energy in the form of solar panels to heat water, and wind turbines to generate electricity. Moreover it is extremely environment friendly.
The Futuro prefab is a spaceship like structure which is very stylish and innovative and fulfills your dreams by giving you a blissful feeling. It has been designed by Matti Suuronen from Finland. It is currently in the Rotterdam’s Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and is about 10 feet tall and 26 feet wide. This house is very light and easily transferable and its walls are made of polyester plastic which is again a very light material. This house offers all the facilities and has a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom.
This is a sustainable prefab home build by a few students at the Academy of Art university, San Fransisco. it uses recyclable materials like denim insulators, redwood siding, copper roof panels, aluminum windows etc.
West Coast Green
This is a remarkable and self sustaining prefabricated home designed by Green Horizon, a firm based in San Fransisco. This house is mostly useful during emergencies and it can sustain a family consisting of four people for a week by providing them enough food, water and electricity on its own and without any help from others.
This house is made of recyclable or recycled materials and can also be used as office, small hospital, community centers etc.
The Mod.Fab home has been developed in the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Arizona, by a group called Green Minds. This prefab consisting of a single bedroom runs on solar energy. This house has been specially designed for the deserts.
This prefab has been specially designed by the famous architect Andrés Duany of Miami. It is specially made for the people who have become homeless after an earthquake. This structure is like a bunkhouse and can withstand the furies of nature. It can accommodate 8 people at one time.