Today at Decoist we go modular. In fact these modular homes are so spectacular we can’t decide what we like best about them! Is it the innovative design? Perhaps it’s the way they lend themselves to green living. Or maybe it’s their ability to maximize space in the most interesting of ways. It’s hard to deny the uniqueness of modular homes.
Extensive use of glass in the form of sliding floor-to-ceiling windows also offers for visual connectivity with the gorgeous garden in the back. Stylish pendant lighting and plush décor in darker hues offer a pleasant contrast to the white walls present throughout.
The semi-buried unit employs large floor-to-ceiling glass windows on one of the sides to ensure there is ample natural ventilation while the reflection pool on the roof helps regulate the temperature inside without too much reliance on artificial heating systems.
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!
Ready for a showpiece that will knock your socks off?! Introducing the Vail Grant House a home designed by Brooks + Scarpa Architects and built from prefabricated structural concrete insulating panels. As noted on The Daily Green these panels (SCIPS) are constructed from 60% recycled material such as wire mesh made from recycled auto parts.
The Blue Crest model (shown below) consists of two modules resulting in a 4-bedroom 2 1/2-bath residence that includes a screened porch a garage and a deck:
Next we have the Mobile Living Unit 28 which comfortably houses two but features two additional beds in case you want to invite guests over to marvel at the amazing design! A polyester facade and a wooden pergola are highlights of this dwelling which was constructed to hold up in a variety of climates. Yes this mobile unit can be used as a summer home and located just about anywhere.