Building on a Budget? Think 'Unfitted'
 

Building on a Budget? Think 'Unfitted'

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Silhouette. The home’s silhouette is very simple — like a child’s drawing of a house — making it economical to build. Using a metal prefab building and cladding it in durable corrugated metal means it will be nearly maintenance free — another cost savings.

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Dawn Hudson added this to dawn_hudson's ideas
August 31, 2014
HOUSE PLANS
EnergeticsLLC added this to joef509's ideas
August 27, 2014
Building w/ garage doors
Elephant Barns added this to Prefab "Unfitted" Buildings
August 6, 2014
Simple building. Elegant design. Fully customizable.
sambytes1 added this to Ideas
May 27, 2014
Budget friendly materials!!
maryquincy added this to Exterior Ideas
May 24, 2014
Simple
mmrd added this to mmrd's ideas
May 18, 2014
Corrugated metal bldg
rhondaredden added this to architectual interest
May 12, 2014
metal prefab buildingcovered in corrugated steel
sandycovesue added this to Green House Ideas
May 10, 2014
pre-fab ideas
jodybeans added this to BUDGET BUILDING
May 6, 2014
SIMPLE SILHOUETTE MORE ECONOMICAL - PRE-FAB BUILDING, CLAD WITH CORRUGATED METAL ALMOST MAINTENANCE FREE, ANOTHER COST SAVINGS.
bisconecurrie added this to bisconecurrie's ideas
May 6, 2014
rob's very first tear sheet for our house :)
Cheryl Rowton added this to Exteriors
May 1, 2014
Metal prefab, using glass in place of garage doors.
jonahj11 added this to jonahj11's ideas
April 27, 2014
simple rectangle design with galvanized roof
petervg added this to Bluestone
April 22, 2014
Awesome and simple structure.
morganw1017 added this to morganw1017's Ideas
April 20, 2014
Prefabricated House
Barry Don Wood added this to barrydonwood's ideas
April 20, 2014
Great in it's simplicity
fengshuigal added this to Silhouette prefab
April 19, 2014
The home’s silhouette is very simple — like a child’s drawing of a house — making it economical to build. Using a metal prefab building and cladding it in durable corrugated metal means it will be nearly maintenance free — another cost savings.
Susan Abbott added this to susan_abbott2036428's ideas
April 19, 2014
intrigued by this simple rectangle
johnanddeannajackson added this to Tiny House
April 19, 2014
this pic is from an idea book with lots of good ideas on building on a budget
lanashap added this to lanashap's Ideas
April 18, 2014
Modular homes
gretazimmerman added this to gretazimmerman's ideas
April 18, 2014
this is a metal prefab building
lkmarta added this to Unfitted House
April 17, 2014
Simple silhouette
cherylzeh added this to cherylzeh's ideas
April 17, 2014
Build a Simple Home with unfitted fixtures...
whidbeywiley added this to projects
April 17, 2014
simple
kresendiz added this to kresendiz's Ideas
April 17, 2014
METAL PREFAB STRUCTURE LIKE INDUSTRIAL. REPLACE GARAGE DOORS WITH FOLDING GLASS ONES
shlogo added this to shlogo's ideas
April 17, 2014
prefab house
flynnriley added this to flynnriley's Ideas
April 16, 2014
House on lake
lindaraeclark added this to good for spring city
April 16, 2014
Like any designer who has picked up a pencil and sketched a floor plan on a napkin, I have dreamed of designing and building my own home. What I want to create may seem radical to some, but I’ve been giving it a lot of thought. First and foremost, it has to be affordable. Which in architectural jargon translates as “simple.” Really simple! My idea is to build a house using a prefab metal structure, like the kind used for mini storage. I envision a simple rectangular building with the row of garage doors replaced by sliding glass doors. This sustainable, economical approach also allows for complete interior flexibility, since industrial buildings like this one are engineered to be used as open space. A plumbed core for the bathroom and kitchen will help keep costs low, as will secondhand restaurant equipment and used plumbing fixtures. To streamline construction costs, nothing will be built in — no cabinets, no closets — which is why I call the house “unfitted.” It’s an open space that can be personalized with off-the-shelf industrial elements tamed for residential use. The idea is not to live in a factory, but in an ever-evolving space that’s a blank canvas for creative exploration. Charles and Ray Eames did it in the 1950s. Why not do it today? Could this be the wave of the future?
lindaraeclark added this to remodel
April 16, 2014
Like any designer who has picked up a pencil and sketched a floor plan on a napkin, I have dreamed of designing and building my own home. What I want to create may seem radical to some, but I’ve been giving it a lot of thought. First and foremost, it has to be affordable. Which in architectural jargon translates as “simple.” Really simple! My idea is to build a house using a prefab metal structure, like the kind used for mini storage. I envision a simple rectangular building with the row of garage doors replaced by sliding glass doors. This sustainable, economical approach also allows for complete interior flexibility, since industrial buildings like this one are engineered to be used as open space. A plumbed core for the bathroom and kitchen will help keep costs low, as will secondhand restaurant equipment and used plumbing fixtures. To streamline construction costs, nothing will be built in — no cabinets, no closets — which is why I call the house “unfitted.” It’s an open space that can be personalized with off-the-shelf industrial elements tamed for residential use. The idea is not to live in a factory, but in an ever-evolving space that’s a blank canvas for creative exploration. Charles and Ray Eames did it in the 1950s. Why not do it today? Could this be the wave of the future?
Susan Spaulding added this to susa1's ideas
April 16, 2014
Lovely light filled but costs much less house!!!!! Will use these ideas!!!! Such a great home on a great little pond!!!
ericaxene added this to farmhouse contemporary
April 16, 2014
Simple to the point and has style
Philip Ivory Architects added this to HUDSON
April 16, 2014
Just like the simple look of this sophisticated building
Carolyn Johnson added this to Landscape Ideas
April 16, 2014
metal prefab building with corrugated
annhowie added this to annhowie's ideas
April 16, 2014
This article is full of good ideas
kimberlyrol added this to doors/windows/lighting
April 16, 2014
build an "unfitted" box: Silhouette. The home’s silhouette is very simple — like a child’s drawing of a house — making it economical to build. Using a metal prefab building and cladding it in durable corrugated metal means it will be nearly maintenance free — another cost savings.
fengshuigal added this to Houses 2014
April 16, 2014
The home’s silhouette is very simple — like a child’s drawing of a house — making it economical to build. Using a metal prefab building and cladding it in durable corrugated metal means it will be nearly maintenance free — another cost savings.
cahart1953 added this to cahart1953's ideas
April 16, 2014
shop house idea !
debwalne added this to debwalne's ideas
April 16, 2014
Whole inexpensive house concept.
Finlayson van der Merwe Architects added this to Jaco ideas
April 16, 2014
form
Jeff Carroll added this to jeff_carroll3171504's Ideas
April 14, 2014
Metal fab with dark siding and white roof
Susan Evans added this to susan_evans6779633's Ideas
April 14, 2014
Look at this house
gramb52 added this to Santa Ysabel
April 14, 2014
Metal storage building with sliding glass doors
githoms added this to githoms's ideas
April 14, 2014
barn
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