Cozy Connect offers amazing prefab in California.

This Cozy connect prefab in California is it the future of container living?

Connect Homes West Elm Dwell on Design

Connect:Homes came up with this fantastic home design and look to reinvent the modular prefabricated home market. This is their prototype which was shown at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles. Seems so far so good with the idea and the interior design was carried out by Kishani Perera to give it some home touches.

Connect Homes West Elm Perera - kitchen

The Connect:2.1 plan is designed with one bedroom, one bathroom, and a galley kitchen. I can see this having many uses from a stop over retreat, budget first home to retirement housing.

The concept has also gone down the green route with non toxic materials, energy efficient appliances as well as recycled materials such as the surfaces and tiling.

The price isn’t exactly cheap but I am sure it will have many takers at $105,000 although delivery and installation will be extra.

Connect Homes West Elm Perera - interior

Connect Homes West Elm Perera - styling

Connect Homes West Elm Perera - bedroom

Connect Homes West Elm Perera - deck

E-CORRE Complex environmental centre in Long Beach California – Amazing shipping container canopy design

E-CORRE Complex - Environmental centre longbeach california - Shipping container recycled building 

The environemental Centre in Long Beach, California went to the extreme when working with shipping containers in their design. The E-CORRE Complex is designed by APHIDoIDEA Architects and utilizes new technologies in renewable energy. They have built into the centre a solar passive design with vegetated roof space as well as recycling materials. The arch design has been structured to tilt for solar exposure for the roof gardens which also include a rainwater harvesting network which reduce the need for heavy watering.

It offers not only everything people in the area would like to know about sustainable building development but also its own green community and amphitheatre.

E-CORRE Complex - Environmental centre longbeach california - Shipping container recycled buildingE-CORRE Complex - Environmental centre longbeach california - Shipping container recycled building