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How healthy is your home? The idea of a healthy home seems so simple but what does it really mean? Let's talk about how to make healthy homes in Chicago, Illinois 60614 · http://healthyhomeschicago.com
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DOM(E): Sustainable Geodesic Prefab for Any Location

DOM(E): Sustainable Geodesic Prefab for Any Location | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it

No Rules Just Architecture has created DOM(E), an prefabricated off-grid home that is an eco-friendly and portable shelter. DOM(E) provides optimal living conditions no matter where it is located and is less expensive than traditional construction, while making the best use of natural energy resources.

 

DOM(E) can be folded for transport and assembled on-site. Its shape provides for natural ventilation while utilizing an underground duct system for heating and cooling. Solar panels connect to a hot water tank and rainwater collection systems can be made part of the drainage system that surrounds the enclosure.

Find more details and images at the article link.


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Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's comment, July 30, 2013 4:35 AM
we love this! ty Lauren!
Maryline Khan's comment, July 30, 2013 6:50 AM
very impressive!
Conrado C. Guzmán's curator insight, July 31, 2013 11:09 PM

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Modular Solutions for Schools | Simple Green Design

Modular Solutions for Schools | Simple Green Design | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
#Modular Construction is #Green on many levels. Solutions for Schools http://t.co/VOZTq73j #sustainable #architecture
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Get rid of those trailers and replace with modular sustainable construction. Seems like a good idea for some situations both temporary and permanent.

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Libeskind's Villa: Sculptural Design & Prefab Construction

Libeskind's Villa: Sculptural Design & Prefab Construction | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it

The Libeskind Villa is a 2 floor (with full basement), 4 bedroom, 5,000-square-foot signature series home that can be constructed anywhere in the world. The Villa creates a new dialogue between contemporary living and a completely new experience of space.


Built from premium wood and zinc, this German-made, sculptural living space meets the highest standards of design, craftsmanship and sustainability. In addition to the design standards, it meets compliance with some of the toughest energy-saving standards worldwide.

 

A trio of interlocking architectural bands envelops the Villa in striking angles, creating a dramatic, asymmetrical interior of spiraling, two-story peaks and smooth transitions to secluded terraces. Design details reveal style and functionality: A balcony adjacent to the master bedroom is adorned with elaborate metalwork; light wells direct daylight into a sauna; and recessed wardrobes streamline dressing spaces.

In addition to large floor-to-ceiling windows, the aluminum façade, adorned with mullions and concealed fittings, offers maximum thermal insulation, noise reduction and weather resistance...


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LivingHomes - Modern Modular Prefab Homes

LivingHomes is a leader among prefab green modular homes builder. Our homes combine world class architecture with an unparalleled commitment to healthy and sustainable construction.

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If you have any interest in prefab you have to visit this site. Amazing quality and success in LA. 

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