April 22, 2009

House of the Week 019: Loblolly House (Earthday continued)

The Loblolly house by architects Kieran Timberlake is composed entirely of pre-fabricated components, most significantly the floor and ceiling panels that distribute the HVAC, plumbing and electricity throughout the house; and the exterior wall panels that provide the structure as well as the fenestration (windows and rain screens), insulation, and interior finishes. Fully integrated bathroom and mechanical room modules were transported to the site on Taylors Island along the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland and lifted into position. The 2,200 sq ft residence gets it's name from the grove of loblolly pines on the site.

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