The ground floor contains an office, a kitchen and the living and dining rooms. A large, retractable glass door opens onto the rear courtyard.
“The backyard is landscaped to function as an outdoor room that allows the intimate interior spaces to expand visually and physically with large, operable glazing,” the architect said.
The upper level features bedrooms and a play loft, which could serve as a study space for the youngsters in the future.
The floors are connected by a staircase that “takes advantage of the shift between the modules set at an angle and dynamically engages the double-storey living room and loft above”.
The studio building can perform a variety of functions, from housing guests to serving as an office for a small business.
The residence features a high-efficiency heating and cooling system, as well as solar shading. The low-sloped roof can accommodate planting.
The house is intended to demonstrate the possibilities of prefabricated design and construction for residential developments. The benefits include a tight building envelope and minimal construction waste.
While manufacturers have developed techniques that enable parts to be fabricated at “incredible speed,” architects are still exploring design possibilities, explained Rubina.
“The Quarry Street House utilises these best practises, but pushes the design to the next level: no need to standardise the design as long as standard fabrication methods are used,” the architect said.
Prefab house in Princeton by Marina Rubina was built in one day
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