The Taliesin Mod.FabTM is an example of simple, elegant, and sustainable living in the desert. The one-bedroom, 600-square-foot prototype residence relies on panelized construction to allow for speed and economy on site or in a factory. It can be connected to utilities or be "unplugged," relying on low-consumption fixtures, rainwater harvesting, greywater re-use, natural ventilation, solar orientation, and photovoltaics to reduce energy and water use. The structure is dimensioned and engineered to be transportable via roadway.
The Taliesin Mod.FabTM was designed and built by graduate and undergraduate students at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture with the faculty guidance of Michael P. Johnson and Jennifer Siegal, project manager Christian Butler, and assistant project manager Nick Mancusi, recent M.Arch graduates. Mancusi Builders, LLC donated two weeks of construction services to help the students complete this award winning design.
Total Square Footage: 600
Baths: 1 Bedrooms: 1
Built in 2009 by Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture
Project Managers: Christian Butler, Nick Mancusi
Design Faculty: Michael P Johnson, Jennifer Siegal
Photos by: Bill Timmerman
More Info: www.taliesin.edu/modfab/modfab.html
"...it’s a dynamic, livable house that honors Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy while tackling important design issues of today..." -Sunset Magazine announcing as winner of the 2009-2010 Western Home Award winners
"The Green Design 100 for Architecture"
The Taliesin Mod.Fab
View from the desert wash as the Taliesin Mod.Fab Cantilevers out over. Photo Copyright Bill Timmerman.
A View of the Patio to the left, the Final Construction and Design Crew enjoys some time admiring their completed work. Photo Copyright Bill Timmerman.
Mancusi Builders, LLC Aides in this Award Winning Desert Project