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Pre-Fab, Flat-Packing Architecture

Article: Pre-Fab, Flat-Packing Architecture

TreeHugger’s affinity for flat-packable buildings — known also as prefab architecture, for its ability to be manufactured in one place and constructed in another — goes way beyond aesthetics, though we do thoroughly enjoy the modernity with which many of our favorites are designed. It’s also about supremely efficient use of materials, smarter way to…

Flat Pack: A Green Design Philosophy

Article: Flat Pack: A Green Design Philosophy

There are a few ways of designing our built environment that really make a lot of sense to TreeHugger, and flat pack is one of them. The idea is pretty simple: by designing objects that can be constructed or assembled and given shape, form and structure from essentially flat pieces, we can cut back on…