Portland's Skylab Architecture sees green potential in prefab
The principal at Portland-based Skylab Architecture is hosting on Friday an open house at the first installation by Homb, a joint venture between Skylab and Seattle-based Method Homes.
The first residential Homb, craned into position in September, is a prefabricated, modularly designed green residence designed to showcase the idea that prefab buildings can be beautiful, sustainable and built to order.
On Wednesday, the second Homb project, a commercial ski lodge building, will be installed in Utah.
And in the mean time, Kovel is talking to investors about putting $1 million into Homb to allow the startup to develop even more prototypes for the prefabricated modular building design.
Prefab building, a trend with roots in the green building industry is a new area for Skylab, which is known for its work on such eye-catching nightspots as the Doug Fir and Departure.
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