Category 'California'

18
Jul

Mountainside Yoga Studio

California, Method Homes, Mountainside, Northstar, Prefab, Tahoe, Yoga Studio | Comments Off on Mountainside Yoga Studio

This free-standing yoga studio will be set amongst the trees and boulders at Mountainside at Northstar Lake Tahoe, California. Its heavy timber framing and rich material palette reflects the surrounding mountains. A large deck allows the yoga classes to spill into the outdoors. Due to the cold climate, the building’s orientation, glazing, and shading is […]

11
Sep

Venice Beach Completion

California, Grouparchitect, Method Homes, Modular, Prefab, Prefab/Modular, Residential, Venice Beach | Comments Off on Venice Beach Completion

The Venice beach prefab is a two-story 2,300 sf house designed in modules. The components were fabricated offsite and shipped to the homeowner’s property in Venice beach, California. Grouparchitect was engaged to provide modular design consulting and architectural renderings.The upstairs has a breezeway that connects the bedrooms to the outdoor deck, due to California’s constant […]

7
Aug

Ravenna Option 3.2 Completion

Grouparchitect, Home Design, Interior Design, Modular, Prefab, Prefab, Prefab/Modular, Prefabrication, Seattle | Comments Off on Ravenna Option 3.2 Completion

This prefab residence is one of the option series Grouparchitect collaborated with Method Homes.  This home  was customized to meet the needs of the homeowners and their unique site.  It is located within Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood.  This modular home has (3) bedrooms, (3) bathrooms, spacious living spaces, and a garage and den space partially below […]

10
Jul

Phinney Ridge Completion

This project for Phinney Ridge Prefab was the first of the option series, a line of prefabricated modular homes, built in Seattle by Method Homes. This option home series was customized to meet the owner’s needs for a three bedroom plus den, three and a half bath home. Built on a tight urban lot, this […]

8
May

Northwest Green Home Tour 2015 Recap

Events, Home Tour, Method Homes, Modular, Phinney Ridge, Prefab, Prefab/Modular, Residential | Comments Off on Northwest Green Home Tour 2015 Recap

One of Grouparchitect’s Option Series prefab homes was in the 2015 NW Green Home Tour. Our project was a prefab single family home located in Phinney Ridge. The design was in collaboration with Method Homes and Heartwood Builders. The tour was a success with about 300 attendees just at our location. In celebration, some of our […]

9
Apr

Northwest Green Home Tour 2015

Events, Home Tour, Method Homes, Modular, Phinney Ridge, Prefab, Prefab/Modular, Residential | Comments Off on Northwest Green Home Tour 2015

Join us this year on the Northwest Green Home Tour. Our Phinney Ridge Prefab House built in collaboration with Method Homes and Heartwood Builders will be featured on the Sunday tour. The tour is free but you will need to signup online to gain access to the houses on the tour. For more info visit: […]

3
Apr

Phinney Ridge Prefab – On Site Construction

construction, Custom home, in progress, Method Homes, Modular, Phinney Ridge, Prefab, Project Update, Residential, Seattle | Comments Off on Phinney Ridge Prefab – On Site Construction

The Phinney Ridge pre-fab home has seen a lot of changes over the past 2 months. Since our last update the rest of the fiber cement boards were placed on the front façade of the home. Construction of the front porch has begun, the framing, roof, and railings are in place. The driveway and retaining walls […]

27
Mar

Phinney Ridge Modular Construction Time Lapse

construction, Custom home, in progress, Phinney Ridge, Prefab, Prefab/Modular, Prefabrication, Project Update, Residential, Seattle, Time lapse | Comments Off on Phinney Ridge Modular Construction Time Lapse

The prefab collaboration with Method homes was pieced together in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle. This Option series house was custom built over the last few months and it was erected in the month of January 2015. We have documented the process of this prefabricated home in our previous blog posts. The time lapse […]

2
Jan

Phinney Ridge Prefab – Module Set

Exciting news on the Pre-fab home front here at Grouparchitect!  The latest collaboration with Method homes is taking shape in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle.  This Option series house has been in the works for the last few months, and as detailed in previous blog posts progress has been continuing steadily.  The most exciting part […]

21
Nov

Phinney Ridge Prefab – Construction

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The Phinney Ridge project is a single-family, prefab house. Since our last update we have seen a few changes regarding the site and house. The framework for the foundation was built and the concrete was poured. The site is prepared for the prefab house to be dropped in. One of the benefits of prefabrication is […]

15
Oct

Phinney Ridge Prefab – Factory Visit

Construction, Custom home, In Progress, Prefab, Prefab/Modular, Residential | Comments Off on Phinney Ridge Prefab – Factory Visit

As progress at the Phinney Ridge Prefab project site continues since the demolition of the existing home, ongoing efforts on the home continues at the Method Homes factory in Ferndale, WA. Prefabrication of this home allows for a significantly reduced construction schedule, and also helps considerably for projects that are to be constructed in the […]

3
Oct

Phinney Ridge Prefab – Demo

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The excavator is in the process of demolition of the existing home at the site of the new Phinney Ridge Prefab home project being careful for the neighboring homes and fences. Homes are no match for an excavator, also known as a track hoe.  The long reach of the boom and bucket is able to […]

17
Sep

Phinney Ridge Prefab

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The Phinney Ridge Prefab project will soon kick off as plans have been approved by the city and contracts signed for construction.  This new house will be built using pre-fab techniques utilizing the Grouparchitect designed Option Series offered in partnership with Method Homes. The existing home’s concrete block foundation was in poor condition and repair […]

2
Jul

Make It Right – Fort Peck, Montana

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Grouparchitect is working with prefabricated modular home builder Method Homes to provide design services for a series of homes destined to be located in Fort Peck, Montana.   Based on the Option Series homes we have previously partnered with Method homes on, these three bedroom and two bathroom homes will serve as residences for a portion of […]

9
May

Blower Door Testing

With the implementation of the 2012 Washington State Energy Code the requirements for air testing residential projects have changed to become more restrictive.  All new residences and additions in the state now require a blower door test to measure air leakage through the building envelope.  The test requires that air changes be less than 5 […]

7
Dec

Interested in learning more about prefab?

Interested in learning more about prefab? The current issue of Dwell is devoted to prefab construction. Twenty-two prefab companies from around the country are highlighted including our prefab partner Method Homes. www.dwell.com/magazine/Prefab-Perfected.html

20
Nov

Britannia Beach Residence Modular Set