A family enlists Brooklyn design-build firm MADE to renovate a brownstone using surplus and salvaged materials for a budget-conscious patina.
A long house on Long Island, this prefab could get to its site peaceably only by traveling in pieces. Designed by Resolution: 4 Architecture as a holiday retreat for a family of six, this slatty slab is up to the task of sheltering its owners and all their guests.
Two years ago, Ben Lord surveyed the garden sheds on the market in his native England and didn’t like what he saw. Cookie-cutter designs and drab interiors dominated even as habits were evolving, pushing people to carve out workspaces at home, or in their back yards. “We felt that there had to be a better alternative,” Lord said. Lord is confident that he’s found one with Pod Space Ltd., a line of three prefabricated garden buildings that blend efficient design and sustainable materials with a stylish, modernist flair.