Alchemy Architects on making prefabricated housing a reality

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Alchemy Architects On Making Prefabricated Housing A Reality

Scott Ervin – Alchemy Architects Ideas of pre-fabricated housing have seen a recent resurgence in popularity, but with the weeHouse, Alchemy Architects has c…

Alchemy Architects On Making Prefabricated Housing A Reality
Alchemy Architects On Making Prefabricated Housing A Reality
Alchemy Architects On Making Prefabricated Housing A Reality
Alchemy Architects On Making Prefabricated Housing A Reality
Alchemy Architects On Making Prefabricated Housing A Reality

Alchemy Architects On Making Prefabricated Housing A Reality

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John Vollmar says:

Reminds me of a Wexler house in the CA desert. Prefabricated elsewhere, foundation done before arrival of the house……cool.

ranchgoddess says:

Makes me want to build my own home… Great job!! I love you enthusiasm and vision. 

ThinkStage says:

Very cool

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2009rogera says:

Whether or not prefabricated homes are “green” depends on the amount of embodied energy in the materials used and the efficiency of the materials used in the structural support and finishes, as well as the efficiency of any electric heating/cooling. If for example locally sourced timber was used (which has low embodied energy) and the structure was as simple as could possibly hold up the loads, while being designed to naturally regulate it’s temperate using wind and sun, all good

TheYpsigirl says:

We wondered for a long time what this person was building on our road it is this
it is long not wide with tons of windows

bighands69 says:

To Reroute a service with current design mechanism is not easy weather it is mechanical or electrical services as no containment areas are alike.

Some containment areas are easy to access and allow for an efficient re-servicing of systems but not all are.

I am a building service technician who has progressed my studies to a PHD and I have also carried research in various fields of science and technology, and economic analysis.

hawker800FO says:

i dont think you have ever plumbed or wired anything, its extremely easy to re route a wire instead of moving the plumbing and most houses only run 1/2 inch copper and some houses dont even run copper anymore. I think your one of the people given the chance would wirer your house with aluminum

storefrnt says:

If you are considering modular or prefab home, building with recycled shipping containers is worth taking a look at.

Good resource is the Residential Shipping Container Primer website. A SHOWCASE OF SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES AND BUILDINGDS, AND A DO IT YOURSELF (DIY) REFERENCE FOR CONVERTING RECYCLED INTERMODAL CARGO SHIPPING CONTAINERS INTO BUILDINGS AND? ARCHITECTURE.

Lots of great example buildings, details, facts, and links to other articles…

bighands69 says:

It is not easier if some one has just used your containment that should have wires there.

but instead you get a hot pipe that will not enable cable runs.

bighands69 says:

And just to add to what you are saying it could also be possible to change the components in these properties like changing the part in a car.

If more modern components are developed it would be possible to incorporated these for efficiency.

With the application of information based sciences with definable methodology it would be possible to constantly improve modular performance as well as production performance. meaning cheaper and more efficient systems.

bighands69 says:

And just to add to what you are saying it could also be possible to change the components in these properties like changing the part in a car.

If more modern panels are developed it could be incorporated as well as fixtures.

With the application of information based sciences with definable methodology it would be possible to constantly improve modular performance as well as production performance.

meaning cheaper and more efficient systems.

Chris Penner says:

$3k for both or each?

Shlomo von Glickstein says:

i love the idea of building homes with innovation, and these people do good work, but he keeps referring to his homes as ‘this guy’ —

IRRITATING!

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BadassCeino says:

how much are these houses?

nsx1com says:

– Plumbers do not wait for electrical… because, plumbing goes in before electrical. i.e. It’s easier to route electrical around plumbing that it is to route plumbing around electrical.

Dominick Black says:

I agree.

Ce Querales says:

People who think this is not the future should be riding Ford T’s and not using computers and cell phones

SUPERPHANTAZM says:

The containers are fine for me, but where can they be accepted?

I’d like to place one on a Florida lot. Can anyone help? Are they considered modular? What do they mean, “no permit req”?

thomasuras says:

Your so right ive built homes for 35 years and have seen this chit come and go Cheep its not and you dont here them shouting out numbers, I’m surprised your post is still up they removed mine

thomasuras says:

I like how this poster removed my negative comment ,That’s only becuase it rang with a great deal of truth … They will never make just becuase …. Conventional construction is so cheep their hasn’t been a change., and its getting cheaper. This stuff is to constricted to personal design…. wont catch on

Renee Bartlett says:

I’m sure they’re built better than mine. Watch My Money Pit.

stevenapoleon says:

We can build cars that are way more complicated than homes. Why are our homes built like the 1890`s ? suppliers dropping off 2x 4`s with plumbers waiting for electricity? All homes should be like RV or truck factory built. Parts come in one door on racks. Then finished units out the back door. It is cleaner, smarter and economic not to mention green as heck.

thomasuras says:

The most efficient build to date is on site with a flock of wet back Mexicans , these guys work 16 hour days @ 40 bucks a day ,dont go anywhere for lunch and all 20 of them ride in the same truck. The efficiency cant be matched.

BadassCeino says:

I can ship my house anywhere I wanna go vacate when I want to.

BadassCeino says:

thats amazing.

BadassCeino says:

I want one of these or two, or three to make my dream home.

ILoveGoodFellas says:

Im In Awe

Dominick Black says:

It’s genius.

Denis O'Donnell says:

wow thats awesome- I want one.

lestat34208 says:

How is the house building going. I am curious?

phillipm1 says:

This is so neat!

younitehumanity says:

I hear ya, I also will build me a house with containers that are 9ft high. How do you plan on heating it? I was thinking to use Radiant Aqua heat with PEX tubing.

Alavistaven2012 says:

I’d like to go into this, looks awesome. What do you guys think about it?

racingisfun says:

whats so not cheap? 100k-200k?

Seyahhsod says:

4:30 “Maybe not affordable architecture at this point”

Seyahhsod says:

Ummmmm

I know bragging about money and how much things cost or should cost for some reason give the illusion that we have it or know something about it, but ummm

I know it’s fast, Im pretty certain it’s good, but CHEAP

umm, no, nada, sorry,

THESE BITCHES ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooo NOT CHEAP!

zxcv1234vcxz says:

Basically, basically, basically…cripes, doesn’t that guy know any other words?

On top of that, the Alchemy Architects website is flash only, so if you want to view it any other way, you’re screwed.

This is NOT the way to impress potential customers.

georgewu5 says:

metolius: supposed “the single person housing” also has an option to be instantly converted into an one-bedroom apartment,or 2-bedroom,or 3-bedroom,or 4-bedroom duplex, or 5-bedroom,or 8-bedroom,etc. BY SIMPLY TURN THE KEYS OF THE DOORS BETWEEN APARTMENTS. Would you like that idea? I just have one for you,if you type in YouTube “georgewu5″I gave it a name”GREAT WALL VILLAGE” to be built over the existing millions of miles of highways to save the green space!—dancewu(dot)net

asy4 says:

That’s the nice thing about the Weehouse; the price you see listed on the website is for the complete unit (bath, kitchen, flooring, cabinets,etc.). Of course, even there you have to factor in the set-up costs.

Spoonher41 says:

forgot to read the fine print,her kits are bare bones

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