Readers keep chiming in on the Blue Sky Homes prefab in Yucca Valley. (Scroll down for a peek at the steel-framed house.) Here's another design for the conversation: HOM, a more rustic residence created by the L.A.-based KAA Design Group. Unlike Blue Sky, which is a kit of parts assembled on-site, this HOM is transported by truck as a single module. The design has drawn interest from prefab fans but no installations as of yet. For more images, including the kitchen, click to the jump. For a peek inside the Manhattan Beach home of KAA principal Grant Kirkpatrick, check out our photo gallery from earlier this year.
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The pitch on this prefab prototype in the desert actually came from AEP Span, the company that manufactured the roof. The design is a prototype from Blue Sky Homes, which touts the light-gauge galvanized steel frame as a less costly alternative to some of the custom structural steel modular designs winning magazine spreads. The design, by Palm Springs-based o2 Architecture, is a kit of parts assembled on site and meant to be both site-specific and flexible enough to work in other settings. For more details on the cost and construction time -- and for more photos -- click to the jump.
Marmol Radziner Prefab's latest project, dubbed the Hollywood Hybrid, is scheduled for installation June 30 on a lot near Runyon Canyon in L.A. Factory-built modules complete with cabinetry, flooring and other finishes will be craned into place atop a two-bedroom basement constructed on-site. When all is said and done, the client, Yoshi Wada, will have three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 2,600 square feet of living space. Cost: $725,000 for module fabrication, delivery and setting; $140,000 for design fees; and $50,000 for engineering, according to the architects. The cost of the land, site construction (foundation, utilities, plumbing) and permits were not disclosed. Additional renderings after the jump.