Friday, September 15, 2006

PREFAB FRIDAY: Rooftop Prefabs

PREFAB FRIDAY: Rooftop Prefabs: "

As student in architecture we like new design, we have to admit that what first got us into the idea of prefab living was the prospect of never being able to afford to buy a house in New York City. We figured the only way our dreams of NYC home ownership would ever be realized would be if we could lease a high-rise rooftop and then stick a little prefab on top. We could have an affordable penthouse apartment with a view for under $200,000! Well, apparently we were not the only ones to have hit upon this idea… The $136,000 Loftcube, which we’ve featured before on Inhabitat, is a cheap and cheerful little prefab house designed specifically for roofs. But if you want to go even cheaper, you can always do as these people did, and go the Burning-Man route, and plop a $2000 Icosa Village Pod on your roof. Apparently one of the Curbed sleuths just spotted this little space pod going up on a roof in Williamsburg (across the street from the SEA). We don’t know much more about it than that, but you gotta love the photo. The Pod looks". It is very environmental ?

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