Yves Béhar Designs a Line of High-Quality Prefabs Called LivingHomes YB1

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/yves-behar-designs-a-line-of-high-quality-prefabs-called-livinghomes-yb1/yves-behar-livinghomes-yb1-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/Yves-Behar-LivingHomes-YB1-1-810x421.jpg" alt="Yves Béhar Designs a Line of High-Quality Prefabs Called LivingHomes YB1" /></a>
                                Tiny home options continue to grow in popularity thanks to high housing costs and lack of space for new ones to be built. California especially falls into this category causing great interest in building Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) to rent out for extra income or for aging parents, adult children, students, or someone just starting out. Thanks to updates to California&#8217;s housing laws, new design ideas are popping up, including a collaboration between Swiss designer <a href="https://fuseproject.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Yves Béhar</a> and <a href="https://www.plantprefab.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Plant Prefab</a> that&#8217;s bringing <a href="https://www.plantprefab.com/models/15"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">LivingHomes YB1</a> to life. LivingHomes YB1 was recently unveiled at the Summit festival in Los Angeles displaying an example of high-quality, design-focused prefab and what&#8217;s possible for the future.
We are incredibly excited to partner with Yves Béhar on his first home product for a really critical, fast growing segment in housing: ADUs/Tiny Homes. Yves is one of the top designers in the world and the YB1, the
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The Tribe Hotel Perth Is Made up of 63 Prefab Modules Constructed Off-Shore

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/tribe-hotel-perth-made-63-prefab-modules-constructed-off-shore/tribe-hotel-perth-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Tribe-Hotel-Perth-2-810x611.jpg" alt="The Tribe Hotel Perth Is Made up of 63 Prefab Modules Constructed Off-Shore" /></a>
                                The <a href="https://tribehotels.com.au/hotels/tribe-perth/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Tribe Hotel Perth</a> has a unique story behind its architecture that makes it worth a stay for architecture- and design-lovers. Designed by <a href="http://idlearch.com.au/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Idle Architecture Studio</a> with interiors by <a href="http://www.traviswalton.com.au/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Travis Walton</a> and art direction by <a href="http://marshagolemac.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Marsha Golemac</a>, the modern hotel was actually designed and prefabricated off-shore before being shipped to Perth, making the hotel one of the first to apply this innovative prototyping process.
Tribe tapped on Idle Architecture Studio to collaborate on this hospitality project due to the studio’s previous involvement with modular construction in the hotel/residential sectors. The building tower of the hotel is made up of 63 prefabricated modules that were extensively prototyped and then manufactured in a controlled factory environment in China. This also helped to reduce site wastage. Once fully completed, the modules, along with with loose furniture (so as not to waste internal ‘air space’) were shipped to Perth where they were assembled
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The iOhouse SPACE: Off-the-Grid, Internet Connected Living

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/iohouse-space-off-the-grid-smart-home/iohouse-space-smarthome-4/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/iOhouse-Space-smarthome-4-810x456.jpg" alt="The iOhouse SPACE: Off-the-Grid, Internet Connected Living" /></a>
                                Living &#8220;off-the-grid&#8221; connotes a level of living rustic and rough fashion, one distant from the comforts and conveniences the typical well-heeled urbanist might expect. The <a href="https://iohouse.eu/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SPACE by Sweden-based iOhouse</a> is designed to deliver the antithesis of this notion – a luxe and tech-equipped residential concept transportable anywhere and engineered to be operate sans external sewage, electrical, or water systems with a plethora of next generation smart home options.

Specifications: 60 m2 living space within a 5m in width, 12 m in length, and 19 tons structure.

The Space is a fully self-contained housing proposal transported by truck, and delivered with all furnishings, appliances and technologies already included (brands listed include Antonio Lupi, Vola, Andrew World, Penta Juliette, and Lago). Utility systems for water, electricity, heating and even wireless internet connections are all engineered for storage, use, and monitoring without a connection to the grid:

A Prefab Weekend House in Morelos, Mexico

A Prefab Weekend House in Morelos, Mexico With only a short amount of time for construction on-site, SOA Soler Orozco Arquitectos took a different route with this weekend house in Morelos, México. Casa Molina is a prefabricated structure built off-site and transported to the plot of land by a freight truck. The structure was completed in the workshop, along with light roofing, electrical, partial plumbing, and preliminary finishes for the floor, wall, and ceiling in the bathroom areas. While the house was being fabricated, the foundation was laid in preparation for moving day. The residence is made up of modules that span 7.2 meters by 2.4 meters, which allow for road transport. Inside, the home includes two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a common covered terrace for year-round use. Once the modules made it to the site they were assembled and doors and windows were installed. To complete the job, exterior stone was added, as well
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M.A.DI. Unfolds Into a Solar-Powered A-Frame In Just a Few Hours

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/madi-solar-prefab-house/madi-solarhouse-6/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/MADI-solarhouse-6-810x607.jpg" alt="M.A.DI. Unfolds Into a Solar-Powered A-Frame In Just a Few Hours" /></a>
                                Talk about (near) instant gratification: Italy-based <a href="https://www.madihome.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">M.A.DI.&#8217;s</a> prefab A-frame unfolds to near completion like a pop-up book, requiring only a few hours construction for temporary or permanent occupancy, all without the need for a foundation.
Requiring only a minimal crew of three workers (and the help of a truck and crane), the flatpack M.A.DI. folds out in just 6-7 hours, complete with “water, sanitary, electrical, HVAC, and drainage systems” pre-installed. There’s even a staircase connecting ground level with a loft level, taking advantage of the A-frame’s spacious overhead.

Because the structure doesn’t require a permanent foundation, the flatpack structure is engineered to leave the ground underneath mostly intact.

Because the external walls are not structural, windows can be situated nearly anywhere across the roof. Or even better yet, an array of solar panels convert the structure into an entirely self-sustainable dwelling or temporary structure. The modular nature
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M.A.DI. Unfolds Into a Solar-Powered A-Frame In Just a Few Hours

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/madi-solar-prefab-house/madi-solarhouse-6/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/MADI-solarhouse-6-810x607.jpg" alt="M.A.DI. Unfolds Into a Solar-Powered A-Frame In Just a Few Hours" /></a>
                                Talk about (near) instant gratification: Italy-based <a href="https://www.madihome.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">M.A.DI.&#8217;s</a> prefab A-frame unfolds to near completion like a pop-up book, requiring only a few hours construction for temporary or permanent occupancy, all without the need for a foundation.
Requiring only a minimal crew of three workers (and the help of a truck and crane), the flatpack M.A.DI. folds out in just 6-7 hours, complete with “water, sanitary, electrical, HVAC, and drainage systems” pre-installed. There’s even a staircase connecting ground level with a loft level, taking advantage of the A-frame’s spacious overhead.

Because the structure doesn’t require a permanent foundation, the flatpack structure is engineered to leave the ground underneath mostly intact.

Because the external walls are not structural, windows can be situated nearly anywhere across the roof. Or even better yet, an array of solar panels convert the structure into an entirely self-sustainable dwelling or temporary structure. The modular nature
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M.A.DI. Unfolds Into a Solar-Powered A-Frame In Just a Few Hours

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/madi-solar-prefab-house/madi-solarhouse-6/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/MADI-solarhouse-6-810x607.jpg" alt="M.A.DI. Unfolds Into a Solar-Powered A-Frame In Just a Few Hours" /></a>
                                Talk about (near) instant gratification: Italy-based <a href="https://www.madihome.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">M.A.DI.&#8217;s</a> prefab A-frame unfolds to near completion like a pop-up book, requiring only a few hours construction for temporary or permanent occupancy, all without the need for a foundation.
Requiring only a minimal crew of three workers (and the help of a truck and crane), the flatpack M.A.DI. folds out in just 6-7 hours, complete with “water, sanitary, electrical, HVAC, and drainage systems” pre-installed. There’s even a staircase connecting ground level with a loft level, taking advantage of the A-frame’s spacious overhead.

Because the structure doesn’t require a permanent foundation, the flatpack structure is engineered to leave the ground underneath mostly intact.

Because the external walls are not structural, windows can be situated nearly anywhere across the roof. Or even better yet, an array of solar panels convert the structure into an entirely self-sustainable dwelling or temporary structure. The modular nature
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A House with Mid-Century Modern and Italian Influences

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/house-mid-century-modern-italian-influences/dkd-livinghome-adelaide-house-1/"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2016/08/DKD-LivingHome-Adelaide-House-1-600x405.jpg" alt="A House with Mid-Century Modern and Italian Influences" /></a>
                                The <a href="http://dkdltd.com/portfolios/santa-monica/" >Adelaide House</a> is one of <a href="http://www.livinghomes.net/rayKappe.html" >Ray Kappe&#8217;s</a> prefab <a href="http://www.livinghomes.net/primer.html" >Livinghomes</a> that&#8217;s made up of 11 modules installed on a beautiful lot in Santa Monica over the course of just two days. With a focus on indoor/outdoor living, the design is split over multiple levels that help define certain areas while remaining open and light. Complementing the home&#8217;s style are the warm, modern interiors that were designed by <a href="http://dkdltd.com/" >DKD LTD</a>.
DKD-LivingHome-Adelaide-House-3 Designed for a young business executive, the residence is furnished with a blend of mid-century modern, Scandinavian, and Italian pieces, along with custom furniture designed by DKD. Each piece was thoughtfully selected and placed to enhance the design of the home, while offering opportunities for the guests to enjoy the framed views. DKD-LivingHome-Adelaide-House-4 The kitchen features an Arclinea designed commercial grade chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances. DKD-LivingHome-Adelaide-House-4a DKD-LivingHome-Adelaide-House-5 The floating staircase is open as not to disrupt sight lines through the house. It leads
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