THE PALMS HOUSE; California, USA

Established in 2005, Marmol Radziner Prefab is an extension of the award-winning Los Angeles-based architecture and construction firm Marmol Radziner + Associates.

The Palms house, designed by Marmol Radziner + Associates is a beautiful prefabric house located on a narrow, urban lot in Venice, CA. It is comprised of 14 modules.  Marmol Radziner Prefab built the house in three months and setted in two and a half days. After, six weeks of on-site finishing work the house was completed. Unlike, most companies that produces prefabric houses, they also make many of the built-ins for the houses.

The home includes a variety of green features including, a recycled steel frame, Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS), Triple-Pane insulating glass, eco-friendly materials, Energy Star-rated appliances, and natural cooling features.

The architects used several tecniques to provide natural light, ventilation, and privacy for the family in such a close environment. series of screning tecniques, landscaping, louvered panels and a small courtyard space provide the privacy of the house.

Keep it simple, be scheduled and be sustainable. Yes, it would be better for us to re-think the way we built our houses…

Sources: Marmol Radziner official web-site and the book”Prefabulous and Sustainable” by Sheri Koones

Photographs:© Deasey Penner Photography

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