Ventilated Prefabs Zero Points Double Shot of Black History – WIRed #88

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It’s time for Episode 88 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses well-prepared and well-ventilated prefabricated homes, a movie filmed for the Oculus Rift, and a DOUBLE SHOT of Black History with Joseph Saulter in Gaming and Ms. Jackie Moore in Pro Wrestling! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Ventilated Prefabs Zero Points Double Shot of Black History – WIRed #88”

This Prefab Portable Home is Nicer Than Your Prefab Portable Home…

These prefabricated houses made at northern Spain’s CNC (computer numerical control) mill factory are called “ÁPH80,” and are designed by architect Camino Alonso, the co-owner of architectural firm Ábaton. The prefab homes are compact 29.5 by 9.84 feet units that can be carried inside a truck and deployed to the final (read temporary) site wtithin 20 minutes. The houses themselves are made of CNC-milled grey cement-board panels that are then locked together, providing a “sleek exterior” while still featuring a ventilated façade.  The layers contained on the exterior come with 10 centimeters of insulation to make the prefab home thermally efficient—which is useful for those who wish to be “off the grid” — so even without an air conditioning unit on a very hot Madrid day, the home’s interior stays relatively cool. Continue reading “This Prefab Portable Home is Nicer Than Your Prefab Portable Home…”

The House with The Floating Staircase…

The staircase is often considered one of the most interesting and/or spectacular features of any multi-story building.  Whether it’s strictly utilitarian or presented as a grand feature, they can become a main focus and attraction of the building’s interior. Right here we have the Casa C-51, designed by Spanish architecture studio Ábaton, and it’s a nice home. It’s an award-winning sustainably built house with a raw concrete central staircase, which is my favorite feature of the house. That same suspended stairs link the entry and living room with the second floor. I think it’s designed to either have you feel like you’re in a live-action MC Escher painting, feel unsure of letting small children use it, or feel like David Bowie in Labyrinth. More pictures after the break.

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