I feel that this project helps call attention to the issue. Prefab Green Book [Giveaway] May 11th, It could be said that the Locomo Series is the most unique of the three series, although Dwell have again had a big say in the final designs. I agree that real world solutions are hard to come by. There’s a lot of news coming out of the prefab world these days and we thought it was time to mention a new line of modular green homes from Marmol Radziner Prefab called Locomo — or LOwer COst MOdular. Design-oriented site for sustainable homes, natural materials and green technology. I agree with the statements made below.
Do you live outside the United States? While some prefab companies may offer a custom design service as a side service, it would be fair to say that Marmol Radziner have placed considerable importance on this section of their business. It is not just the house, but the manicured lawns that surround it, the roads that lead to it, the super-markets that feed it, everything takes up the space otherwise occupied by the greenest and most environmentally friendly thing on the planet: I can EASILY have that sq ft rectangular box, stick built on site by a local contractor for less than half that including bamboo floors.
The next house will be set in New Jersey at the end of summer. I agree to receive emails from the site. Dan Isaacs July 14, at 5: I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time.
Finish options include engineered bamboo flooring, Marmoleum flooring, dual-glazed low-E windows, and energy-efficient appliances.
Again, the company have instilled plenty of modern principles in the designs, while they have attempted to put as much emphasis on the exterior with a large decking area attaching to the front of the building.
They have been responsible for countless custom designs, serie some aimed at small plots while others have been placed on plots that are over acres in size.
I agree with the statements made below. George N July 17, at I agree with your sentiments. These homes range in size from to 2, square feet and can be factory-built in various locations throughout the country. The former has been designed in correlation with Dwell – which highlights just how reputable the range is. The bathrooms have Kohler stillness faucets, custom vanities with under-mount sinks, white micro-crystal glass flooring, mosaic marble wet-bed showers, frameless glass shower doors, and honed marble accents.
And to be honest, the so called sustainable no sayers even the sustainable extremists need to wake up and realize that true sustainability is something that needs to be relearned, and that will take time. Remember, the land is a limited resource, and every acre, every inch which is mowed under for the benefit of another subdivision is, no matter how friendly the houses may be, another acre, another inch which will not contribute to the natural environment that sustains this planet and everything upon it.
Less boutique designs and posturing architects, more real world solutions. Full sustainability is a mile long walk and we need to encourage every step towards the end goal. Low-E glass runs throughout each of the floor plans, providing ample daylighting while blocking UV rays.
Anonymous June 25, at 9: Anonymous July 14, at 5: We need to confirm your email address. Sustainable options for interior finishings include bamboo flooring in the living and bedroom areas along with Marmoleum flooring in the bathrooms. Marmol Radziner have created seriew series over their history: You bet it will.
Marmol Radziner Launches Affordable New Locomo Prefab!
Before Buying a Prefab. I agree to receive radzindr from Inhabitat. Yes the first “green” homes are more expensive and financially unsustainable especially when considering how much energy goes into making and then spending a dollar but they are necessary to help break the chains of conventional design, conventional governing, and conventional thought.
By Jetson Green T Sign up for weekly newsletter. To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you. As you may expect with anything that has been designed with Dwell, the buildings are very modern and are applicable to a range of customers – with sizes starting at 1, square feet and increasing to 2, square feet. I agree that real world solutions are hard to come by. Suburbia is the disease, and this house is just a tiny bandage on a festering sore which oozes forth a puss of conspicuous consumption and environmental destruction.
Marmol Radziner Announces their Locomo Line
Los Angeles New York. Locomo models are prefabricated with wood framing and include anywhere from one to four bedrooms. I feel that this project helps call attention to the issue.