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3D illustration detailing the steps involved in delivery and assembly of The Phoenix House described below.

  • PrefabricationOpen or Close

    Modular prefabrication allows for the two primary house sections to be finished in the factory, ensuring quality and speed of construction.

  • Disaster ReliefOpen or Close

    The Phoenix House can be placed on temporary foundations in the aftermath of a natural disaster, until the infrastructure is rebuilt and when families are ready to move to a permanent site. The same house can then be moved to the site and places on permanent foundations or on a basement to provide additional space and safety in the event of tornadoes.

  • Customer ChoiceOpen or Close

    The long module can be a self-sufficient house, containing a kitchen, dining, bathroom, utility and a living space that doubles as a bedroom. In a prefabricated system scenario, with a factory production line, modules of different sizes could be delivered and assembled, with a floor area larger or smaller than this prototype, and with different finishes.

1 After two trucks deliver each module to the site, the entire process can be completed in one week.

2 The modules are placed onto the foundation and the folded down roof is raised up into position.

3 The top wall panels and the porch are assembled.

4 The PV array is installed, and the duct-work and electrical connections are made between the two modules to make the house functional. The house is connected to the utilities.

5 In the final stage the exterior components are built: deck, planters, green walls and trellises, including their exterior lighting, power outlets and irrigation systems.