The Desert House: The Latest In Steel Prefab Homes

FabPreFab magazine interviews the architects at Marmol Radziner Prefab about their new steel homes product line, called The Desert House. [Includees photos]

"Then in 2002, we were invited to be part of the Dwell Home competition, and for the first time we applied apply prefab technologies to a residential project. We were so enthusiastic about the potentials of prefab homes, that soon after we began designing a prefab prototype. Building the prototype, which we call the Desert House, helped us learn more about the realities of prefabricating homes, and the three models we currently offer are based on what we discovered with the Desert House.

...In addition to structural strength, large structural spans give us more flexibility to facilitate seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor spaces through features such as wide expanses of glass and airy floor plans. We also use recycled steel, which is a more sustainable building material than wood framing."

Full Story: Marmol Radziner Prefab (An Interview with the architects)


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