Sunday, November 27, 2005

Make Mine Mod


One of my interests is architecture and I am always on the lookout for cool and innovative designs. I stumbled across this website from the L.A. based architecture firm of Marmol Radziner that designs and sells these solar powered modular houses. Their prices start at $215,000 for a 1,000 square foot one-bedroom home. Not exactly affordable housing, but with today's rising real estate and construction costs, these modern designs might catch on in some locales. Looks like a cool company as well. The prefab has come a long way for sure.

Marmol Radziner & Associates AIA


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5 comments:

CHW said...

Man, I've totally been looking at the prefab stuff, too. Basically, I envision buying property in central Oregon and instead of a yurt, putting one of these on the lot...check out Alchemy Architect's WeeHouse (http://www.alchemyarch.com/projects/weehouse.htm)

JMH said...

In the next ten years I would love to buy some land in the desert outside of Bend and put one of these on it. I don't want anything big, maybe something with a couple of rooms. It's fun to think about if nothing else.

JMH said...

I just checked out the weeHouse site, I want to put one in my backyard as a guesthouse/studio. Did you happen to check out his other projects? Very cool. Thanks for the tip.

Scrubby Nub and The Bothered Brigade said...

Dwell magazine plugs a lot of stuff as "affordable housing" that falls into the price range of the Rockefeller's. But I agree, you've got to like where it's headed.

That weeHouse is cool. Thanks for the link.

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