Up the mountain we go! Take a look at 20 trustworthy prefab companies that do an outstanding job at creating the perfect modern mountain home.
1. sagemodern (San Francisco, California, USA)
"Environmentally conscious design is one way sagemodern seeks to help minimize its impact on the environment. sagemodern uses modern design, materials and construction techniques to create efficient and sustainable homes. Our sustainability mission is focused on designing homes that incorporate the efficient use of space and materials to reduce waste. We incorporate innovative systems and design to reduce energy consumption, water use, and improve livability in our homes" (sagemodern).
2. Claesson Koivisto Rune Arkitektkontor (Stolkholm, Sweden)
"A prefab, or kit, house needs to be flexible in size and configuration to accommodate individual families’ needs and individual locations. So, in order to maintain the architectural integrity of these houses, the design places importance on some strong features rather than any particular dimensions" (Claesson Koivisto Rune).
3. Wheelhaus (Jackson, Wyoming, USA)
"At Wheelhaus, we believe in living large with less. Our goal is to consistently provide efficient and convenient luxury, while maintaining the highest standards of sustainable building and innovative design. With convenience and efficiency in mind, we provide a quick purchasing process. Additionally, our Park Model Homes are easily transportable and take 2-5 days to set-up and hook up to utilities. We make it easy for you to start living in your Wheelhaus" (Wheelhaus).
4. FabCab (Seattle, Washington, USA)
"FabCab designs and sells pre-fabricated environmentally-friendly homes and accessory dwelling units (ADUs). We strive to lead the market specializing in design for all ages and environmentally sustainable design by providing clients eco-friendly and universally designed cabins that support healthy lifestyles" (FabCab).
5. Leap Factory (Torino, Italy)
"All our products are conceived for a "zero impact dwelling". Mountains are our test lab. The extreme conditions, the essential dialogue with a marvelous and strong nature, the loosening of human rules and customs - all this makes mountains the best setting to test our products and to find winning solutions to build and live in every place" (Leap Factory).
6. Ryan Group Architects (Truckee, California, USA)
"We listen to needs — from pre-design through post-occupancy.Creativity is imperative; form and function play complementary roles; site-responsive,environmentally-conscious design is required; and professional and social responsibilities must remain in the forefront.We solve for comprehensive concerns through studio-wide collaboration.The result is creation of space that can change the lives of those who use it" (Ryan Group Architects).
7. Reiulf Ramstad Architects (Oslo, Norway)
"As architects and designers we are fortunate to experience the overall process, from the first conceptual phase to the completion of high quality projects. We are eager to find pragmatic solutions with users as well as technical consultants, at the same time we are passionate to make sure that the original concept is carried through in the end result" (Reiulf Ramstad Architects).
8. Lindal Cedar Homes (Lafayette, California, USA)
"Our homes combine one-of-a-kind style, our home design expertise, patented building methods and relentless quality control. Designing and building a new home is one of the biggest investments of your lifetime. We back every Lindal house with a lifetime structural warranty, so you can move forward with confidence" (Lindal Cedar Homes).
9. Ecocor (Lincolnville, Maine, USA)
""Passive House" is today's most energy efficient building standard. Buildings that meet the Passive House standard use 80% less energy for heating and cooling than conventional buildings yet are markedly more comfortable and healthy than traditional buildings. A Passive House conserves energy by creating a virtually air-tight, super insulated, compact building enclosure that uses the sun and heat emanating from people and equipment to achieve a comfortable indoor environment. A ventilation system including what is called a heat recovery ventilator or HRV is used to provide a continuous supply of filtered fresh air. Added all together, Passive House offers a triple bottom line: (1) personal health and comfort, (2) energy efficiency, and (3) affordability" (Ecocor).
10. Meka World (Indiana, USA)
"Meka Modular’s aim is to create superior, environmentally sound modular living and work spaces that can be shipped easily worldwide. Since our inception in 2009 we have delivered our buildings to residential, commercial and institutional clients around the globe" (Meka World).
11. Purcell Timber Frame Homes (Nelson, BC, Canada)
"From concept to completion, Purcell Timber Frame Homes specializes in building world-class luxury homes that are designed to perform with the elements. Our homes are built to be extremely durable, natural, healthy, sustainable, and low maintenance" (Purcell Timber Frame Homes).
12. RES4 (New York, New York, USA)
"RES4’s prefab projects explore efficiency of design, implementation, and performance, while producing custom modern homes specific to each client and site. The results are designs with a better value than comparable site-built projects, while providing a greater predictability in construction costs and schedule" (RES4).
13. Irontown Homes (Spanish Fork, Utah)
"Irontown Homes has taken the next step in the evolution of modular homes by building completely custom high-end modular homes. Irontown Homes defines modular construction as the best choice for building your home" (Irontown Homes).
14. RobitailleCurtis (Quebec, Canada)
"RobitailleCurtis is an award-winning design firm based in Montréal, Québec and Burlington, Vermont. Through their multidisciplinary practice of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and interiors founders Sophie Robitaille and Andrew Curtis strive for an understated elegance of form, richness in material composition, and a lasting sense of integrity and durability in their work. They respond to the aspirations of their clients and to the character of place with an architecture that is authentic, efficient, and that endeavors to elevate the human spirit" (RobitailleCurtis).
15. Lazor Office (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
"Awareness of the natural environment is central to our approach. From studying the specific conditions of the site through refining the material palette and coordinating the construction process, we are thinking about our relationship to nature, considering topography, climate, wind patterns and natural light. While this looks different in each project, we often choose to use local materials, prefabricated components and passive heating/cooling systems. The less we use the better. The better the building the more likely it will be protected and re-used" (Lazor Office).
16. Johnston Architects (Seattle, Washington, USA)
"Architecture is a language. Like any language, it has rules and conventions. Embedded in that language is the possibility of great beauty and expression. This is the language we practice and share with our friends.Solving programmatic and functional problems is one of the basic elements of architecture. We work to excel at this fundamental level, and at the same time, realize possibilities that transcend the ordinary. It is here that the language of architecture can inspire and excite" (Johnston Architects).
17. Honomobo (Alberta, Canada)
"Prefab and modular are not new concepts, nor is the idea of a shipping container home. Shipping container homes and modular homes often lack design , but at Honomobo we set out to take the best of both worlds and design our homes without compromise. We don't apologize for the fact that we are using shipping containers , but we embrace the fact that we are leveraging shipping containers to create modern, beautiful, and modular living spaces. Given the modular nature of a shipping container we are able to deliver a Honomobo anywhere in North America" (Honomobo).
18. T2.a Architects (Budapest, Hungary)
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19. JM Architecture (Milan, Italy)
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20. Chris Pardo Design, Elemental Architecture (Palm Springs, California, USA)
"We are an interdisciplinary practice involved in rigorous design and research that yields innovative, iconic buildings and dynamic urban environments. Our approach is to realize inventive solutions that turn the constraints of each project into the design direction, exploring the relationships between space, program, form, budget and material" (Chris Pardo Design, Elemental Architecture).
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