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MD-42 Shoots For Smallest Footprint

Designed by Edgar Blazona and Brice Gamble, the MD-42 is the smallest offering on the aptly named Modular Dwellings' website. At 6 by 8 feet, these bungalows are smaller than most single rooms from even the smallest homes, but they still pack in pull-out beds, storage shelves and electrical outlets.

Contact for price
42 square feet



We Want a weeStudio

For about 70 grand, Alchemy Architects' 350 square foot weeStudio exemplifies the modular approach. As customizable as a car -- there's even an online color picker to go with options ranging from fancy siding, overhanging roofs and various other extensions to the "base model." One can customize details right down to bathroom fittings and exterior lighting. No Wii, however, is on offer, to go with your Wee.
It delivers to most of the United States and there are even plans for entire weeCommunities.

$64,500 to $109,500
350 to 660 square feet




Icosahedrons Rule
Like props from a crazy old sci-fi movie, Sanford Ponder's Icosa Pods look like little brothers to Buckminster Fuller's Geodesic Dome Home. They're no joke, mind you, having seen service abroad for tsunami relief thanks to their extraordinarily low price: only $2,150 per pod.
The trade-off is durability -- they aren't intended to be permanent structures, with cardboard panels snapping together like Legos -- but that's not much to pay for the coolest guesthouse on the block (bathroom not included).

$2,150
108 square feet




The Rotor House
Built around a giant metal cylinder, the Hanse Colani Rotor House is small, sexy and damn strange. Within that cylinder are a kitchen, bathroom and bedroom: It rotates so that each room faces the main living room, as needed. You even get a remote control to send it spinning.
The layout, designed by Luigi Colani, also accommodates a powder room and a small hallway. According to the brochure, this house is for "big city nomads" and small families.

Pricing unspecified
350 square feet



Lofty Living with the Loftcube

Werner Aisslinger's Loftcube is a singular creation, with a singular intent: It goes on an existing roof. It has tall windows and a certain retro look, perfect for taking over the world's rooftops.
"Imagine a place where your neighbors fly and windows are 360 degrees wide, a place where you can work, relax and share your life with your friends," the makers ask. And it's yours for $136,000, deposited in situ by helicopter.

$136,000
420 square feet



Radziner's Prefab
Marmol Radziner's prefabs are among the most stylish you'll see, with ground-to-ceiling windows, beautiful wood floors and recycled steel frames. Shipped finished and installed as part of the service, the modularity is inherent in the simple design and straightforward geometry.
Completely customizable, the units are small and environmentally friendly, but not cheap enough to appeal to the economical homeowner. The cheapest plan available is over $200,000.
Pictured is California House 12, an 840-square-foot design made from seven of Radziner's modules.

About $100,000 per module
250 to 700 square foot per module

Artigo completo:
http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/multimedia/2008/01/modular_homes?slide=1

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