27 Apr '12, 3pm

Koby Cottage "Represents a Revolution in Modular Construction"

Koby Cottage "Represents a Revolution in Modular Construction"

Jim Garrison of Garrison Architects submitted the Koby Cottage to Inhabitat last month. It is a lovely prefab built in 2008 for a good cause: a guest house for families visiting children at Starr Commonwealth, a non-profit in Michigan. Unlike most modular designs of the period, it was built of steel; the architect writes: © Garrison Architects This building was commissioned by Kullman Buildings Corp. as an opportunity for us to implement a new modular technology: a welded, factory produced frame chassis akin to the trellis frame on a Formula One racing car or Ducati motorcycle. The new technology represents a revolution in modular construction. He continues on Inhabitat: The 1,100 square foot prefab cottage consists of two modules raised and separated for light, space and privacy. Koby is the first building constructed using the KFS (Kullman Frame System), an extremely str...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/modular-design/koby-cottage-rep...

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