November 06, 2009

Watch: Building a House in a Day in Newport Beach

Who says you can't build a house in a day? A time-lapse video from the Orange County Register documents the Newport Beach, CA, installation of the KTLH 1.5 house we designed for LivingHomes.  
In a matter of a few hours, four off-site fabricated wood and steel modules comprising the 2,500 square-foot, two-story residence were precision-craned onto the site. The homeowners expect to move into their new house a month after install, meaning the entire process from laying the foundation to final finishes comprises less than four months—a half to a third of the time it takes to build a home with conventional methods. 
The home was constructed in a factory in Southern California. Before its permanent installation in Newport Beach, the house was exhibited in 2009 at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas, NV, and the TED Conference in Long Beach, CA. It is poised to become Orange County's first LEED-Platinum Certified Home. 
Keep reading: 
Los Angeles Times, Prefab housing goes green in Newport Beach 
CBS2, Newport Beach ‘Green' Home To Be Built In 1 Day