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Loblolly House: Elements of a New Architecture + DVD

By Stephen Kieran

"If prefabs are assembly-line Fords, Loblolly is a customized scorching rod, begging for mass production." —Andrew Blum for WIRED magazine

Known for his or her in-depth examine and cutting edge, creative, and meticulously built structure, KieranTimberlake Assoicates placed its principles approximately streamlining the making of structure to the try out. the consequences took the shape of a completely modular and award-winning residence, that includes an lively and adjustable double-skin facade so complex that no shopper could reflect on it. KieranTimberlake Assoicates boldly took the undertaking upon themselves, utilizing companion Stephen Kieran's personal summer season condominium as a laboratory.

Situated on idyllic Taylors Island, off the coast of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, Loblolly condominium inaugurates a very new, extra effective approach of establishing. by utilizing state of the art construction info modeling (BIM), the architects have been in a position to streamline the design-build technique. millions of elements have been collapsed and built-in right into a few dozen panels and blocks that slid into an aluminum body set on wood pylons. together with 70 percentage prefabricated parts, the kit-of-parts condo used to be assembled (mostly with a wrench) and lifted into position on-site in lower than six weeks.

Unlike such a lot homes, even these equipped with sustainability in brain, Loblolly disassembles as simply because it assembles, making it an ecologically sound constitution with a potential environmental footprint. targeting a unmarried outfitted venture andillustrated with vast photographic documentation and various designated drawings, Loblolly House is the guide for componentized prefab. The e-book incorporates a DVD of the movie "A condominium within the bushes" by means of manufacturers Rick Deppe andKathleen Blake, a real-time documentary of the layout, fabrication, and meeting of Loblolly House.

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