Paradigm is available in a range of sizes from studio to three-bedroom dwellings. As stated on the Bogue Trondowski site “The homes are designed to be energy and water Net Zero and are targeting LEED Platinum the Passivhaus Standard and 6 of the 7 petals of the Living Building Challenge once designs are adjusted for site specific conditions.” Yep they’re eco-friendly!
This home was cleverly created by Laird Herbert. We love how the exterior of the house combines metal and FSC tongue and groove cedar. FYI–the interior walls of the home are crafted from birch plywood and drywall.
Many of the Paradigm dwelling features celebrate the environment including a solar panel rainwater collector rainwater tank greenhouse composting unit with waterless toilet and Energy Star appliances. Not to mention each home has a super insulated shell.
As noted on the Brooks + Scarpa website this home seamlessly blends with the hillside merging the natural and the artificial in the most intriguing of ways. Luis Vasquez is the project’s engineer and he worked his magic with the architects to create a property that has won the AIA Los Angeles NextLA Award as well as the honor of being exhibited at the National Building Museum’s “Liquid Stone Exhibit” in Washington D.C.
A curved staircase features a slatted rail that mirrors the corrugated lines of the wall. Once again metal and wood combine to create a look that is rustic yet industrial at the same time. Perfect for a space that used to be a silo! Below we see a bedroom that features a “Bed in a Box” concept. The best part: each one of these beds includes stereo sound and a flat screen monitor!
In fact the homes on wheels featured in today’s post are not grand in scale. They’re not over-the-top in terms of style. And they’re anything but fancy inside. But here’s the appeal: they are cleverly designed to maximize space. And there’s something special about a dwelling that can be easily transported opening a world of possibilities…