Friday, Apr. 24, 2009

Taliesin Mod.Fab

Scottsdale, Ariz.; Students of The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

It's been a tradition for more than 70 years that students at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture design, construct and live in their own shelters — a kind of do-it-yourself dormitory program. Mod.Fab, an eco-conscious prototype derived from that practice, was created by students and has the potential to be replicated commercially. With cantilever planes and covered outdoor spaces, the compact home exhibits many typical Frank Lloyd Wright forms and, thanks to environmental-control systems like rainwater harvesting and photovoltaics, it can be run on or off the grid.