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Prefabricated House – Upcher by Bates Masi

The desing of the Upcher House by Bates Masi is a project for a writer and was a study in adaptability and re-use. The house was designed to be both spatially and economically efficient by coordinating the assembly of pre-manufactured components researched over the internet. It is essentially one large room with ancillary spaces that feed off it. The structure is an adjustable cantilevering rock system used in lumberyards. It is comprised of standard steel sizes with an assortment of brackets and arms that can be specified for any type of load or application. Bolted connections secure the steel arms and brackets to the steel columns.

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From these appendoges cabinetry is hung, a fireplace mantel is suspended and handrails are applied. They also support the mahogany bookshelves walkway around the perimeter of the library. Prefabricated concrete foundation walls, formaldehyde free water-resistant fiber board, rough sawn akoume wood, aluminium windows, dyed concrete wall panels, pre-assembled wood screens, cabinets from IKEA and gabion retaining walls are the other elements that come together to form the house. The houses’s ability to be adapted and retrofitted, expanded or reduced allows for a mutiplicity of uses and to do so without waste is implicit in the design.

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12 responses to “Prefabricated House – Upcher by Bates Masi” - Add yours!

  1. Narender Jain said:
    September 15, 2007

    It’s a great concept ,economical,environment friendly,very relevant in India, especially hill area where there’s no building material or Labour.

  2. Deepak Kashyap said:
    October 26, 2007

    Please furnish us with your quotations for prefabricated rooms. We are stationed at Agra and would like to erect these rooms on the second floor.

  3. igor Morski said:
    February 4, 2008

    Hallo
    What is total price of this house?
    Igor Morski

  4. Burgess said:
    July 4, 2008

    Very keen on building a prefabricated house near a lake plot in Mumbai, please call on 09820018740

    Burgess Cooper

  5. James said:
    August 9, 2008

    This is an incredible concept. How much does this unit cost.
    Can it pass all California Building Codes , so it could be put on an acre of land ?

  6. ankit said:
    September 27, 2008

    Respected sir/madam
    I am an architecture student. I am planning to use prefabricated material in my design. But I am not able to get construction details of it. So, could you help me with it.
    thanking you.
    yours sincerely
    ankit

  7. komal said:
    October 17, 2008

    I am an architecture student. I am planning to do my thesis on prefabrication industry in housing. wanted ur inputs as to how much relevant does these concepts hold good in indian context and some details about the prefab construction.

  8. hafiz said:
    August 30, 2009

    i would like to know the details and the rates/sqft for this kind of construction and can it be regarded as a permanant house..?

  9. Prefabrik said:
    September 14, 2010

    Great projects.We making too this prefabricated products.

    Thanks..

  10. Don Farney said:
    October 2, 2010

    Can I get more information on the homes

  11. STARCHY said:
    March 25, 2011

    uhmmmm I think its a cantilevered RACK system?

  12. January 29, 2013

    so it is very easy to carry prefabricated buildings ideal home with the choice of combinations

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