Affordable Pre-Fab Housing Model Debuts at TED2012
by Ian Volner | Tuesday, March 6, 2012 | 11 Comments
The TED series’ 2012 conference last week in Long Beach, California was the backdrop for the unveiling of a new project from a unique collaborative team of designers and manufactures. C6 is a prototype for an affordable, stylish, and mass-produced prefabricated housing unit—the first of its kind to boast a net-zero carbon footprint.
The project comes from the collective minds of New York- and Los Angeles-based architects Curated. and interiors specialists Jamie Bush & Co., in partnership with forward-thinking home builder LivingHomes and Brad Pitt-endorsed nonprofit Make It Right. The public was given a sneak-peek of the project last week, when it put in an appearance at Palm Spring’s annual Modernism Week; that model was actually purchased by a visitor to the event, and will be erected on a vacant site in Los Angeles.
The C6 prototype structure is a complete residence with an en suite package of amenities—from appliances to plumbing to cabinets—all in a 1,232-square-foot envelope that sells for a (relatively) modest $179,000. Making extensive use of salvaged materials, refinished wood, and recycled metal, the house qualifies for a LEED Platinum rating, the highest available.
Images courtesy of LivingHomes and Curated.
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