Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Designer Christopher Daniel has created a conceptual modular housing solution that is engineered to change and adapt to harsh living environments including arid desert conditions.

“At times, the simplest design with least manipulation from its original form can offer visual amenities and adapted solution to the context,” explains Daniel. “The California Roll prefabricated house takes this methodology to create its morphological adaptation to its environment”

The modular dwelling is a quick to assemble and disassemble cube design created from fiber reinforced plastic and is covered in an energy-efficient material that operates to deflect the sunlight and heat from the structure, while also providing a cool place to enjoy outdoor activities like relaxing, enjoying the view and eating your meals.

The building also features computer controlled glass panels that can be regulated to control the amount of light that enters the dwelling. The extensive glass windows, coupled with skylights, ensure the interior is filled with natural light, but also remains cool due to the architectural innovations Daniel has incorporated into his modular design concept.

As I've said many times...only in California.  The home of Michelle Kaufmann.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've only spent about 30 min on your blog and so far you've blasted every decent architectural attempt to create a home that is at least slightly different from the homes of literally the last century. Compare the housing industry with the auto industry over the past 100 years. Besides material changes, how has housing changed? I think we would all agree that the auto industry has progressed in leaps and bounds, yet with the housing industry, we are still doing things "like we've always done them - and they look exactly the same. Look down a typical street in a typical town. Homes built from the 20's to the 90's and you couldn't tell one from the next. There is very little "design" advancement in the larger market of housing and that is what most architects involved in the modular world are trying to do. I imagine the housing market like a line of auto dealers - all selling average cars from the 40's .... in today's market. I think architects desire to create a "hyundai elantra" of housing. I'm not sure this has been done yet, but it's a great quest.