This elegant contemporary home was built in 48 hours

This pre-fab house by Desai Chia Architecture was shipped in one container and assembled in just two days.
DESAI CHIA ARCHITECTURE

This pre-fab house by Desai Chia Architecture was shipped in one container and assembled in just two days.

Good, fast and cheap: you can have two, but not all three.

That has long been the catch-phrase of building and manufacturing - the idea that if you want something that's inexpensive, and you want it quickly, what you're going to get is not going to be of great quality.

This stunning contemporary house, by Desai Chia Architecture, might prove the old adage wrong.

The design is reminiscent of The Glass House by Philip Johnson and The Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe.
DESAI CHIA ARCHITECTURE

The design is reminiscent of The Glass House by Philip Johnson and The Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe.

Located in rural New York was it was designed for maximum efficiency and then built using prefabricated elements in just a couple of days.

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The structure is cantilevered from a central core, and the facade is made of triple-paned glass.
DESAI CHIA ARCHITECTURE

The structure is cantilevered from a central core, and the facade is made of triple-paned glass.

It's situated on a rocky outcrop that overlooks a trout pond and open farmland. The house integrates a number of sustainable design elements, including geothermal heating and cooling, radiant floors, natural ventilation, motorised solar shades and photovoltaic panels.

The middle of the structure houses the bedrooms, bathroom, and storage rooms within a perforated timber core. The timber slats are part of a larger wall system that allows for natural daylight to permeate the space during the day. The system also contributes to home's overall ventilation.

The foundation of the home is provided by four steel columns that are embedded into that timber core. This structural solution creates expansive, open living areas at both ends of the house.

The cantilevered design allows for open, glass-walled spaces at either end of the home - like this master bedroom.
DESAI CHIA ARCHITECTURE

The cantilevered design allows for open, glass-walled spaces at either end of the home - like this master bedroom.

The surrounding structure is constructed using as few materials as possible. The facade of the house is made up of triple-paned glass units. All the elements of the house were prefabricated off-site, shipped to the site in one container, and erected by crane in just two days.

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The timber core houses the four structural pillars, plus many of the home's amenities and utilities, including two ...
DESAI CHIA ARCHITECTURE

The timber core houses the four structural pillars, plus many of the home's amenities and utilities, including two smaller bedrooms, the bathrooms, and built-in storage features.

 - Stuff

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