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On Tuesday night, Seattle Business magazine hosted the Green Washington Awards in downtown Seattle. Method is honored to have made the Green 50 list, in addition to being named a Silver Award winner in the Manufacturing category.
Last Thursday, the Method Homes team joined project partners to celebrate the completion of the House of the Immediate Future (HOIF) with a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony. The home was the result of a collaboration between a great project team including Habitat for Humanity of South King County and their volunteers, The Miller Hull Partnership, Dwell Development, Method Homes, and many others. The home, which is now located in Seattle’s Rainier Valley, was initially unveiled at the Seattle Center. It is inspiring to see the home in context in its final location at the Dwell Development, a community of beautiful, sustainable, 5-Star Built Green homes — including one of Seattle’s first Passive Houses as its next door neighbor.
Method is excited to have a number of California homes currently underway and scheduled for construction in late Fall and Winter of 2013. Last Monday, the team headed down south to set a custom home designed by Sage Modern that will be located in the Martis Camp community, a luxury mountain home development situated between Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. Read more…
Friday Harbor Method Cabin Nearing Completion
The Method team is nearing completion on our second Friday Harbor Method Cabin. The new cabin is a Model 3 from our Cabin Series by Balance Associates Architects. The home is scheduled to leave the shop early next week for a barge trip out to the San Juan Islands.
Serving over 100,000 people annually, Seattle’s Taproot Theatre is the city’s largest mid-size professional theatre company, offering a 6-show Mainstage season, touring programs, and acting classes.
Method Homes — acting under its commercial division Method Prefab — has been working on the construction of a 21 unit multi-use modular expansion for the theatre. The new 12,000 square foot adaptive space includes dressing rooms, offices, scene workshop, lobby and cafe/wine bar.
Method and Skylab unveiled the series prototype for HOMB in Portland on Friday with a public opening. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to see the house and to our sponsors and partners who helped make the launch a huge success. Stay tuned as we recently set the second HOMB and will have more details and photos coming soon.
Method recently got a chance to visit with Studio 29 architect Chris Rost about the story behind Method’s newest series of prefab home designs.
Q: What is the history of Studio 29 Architecture? What is your mission?
Rost: I have been working in the Pacific Northwest and San Juan Islands as an architect for 22 years. Studio 29 was founded after the suggestion from a former client. At Studio 29, we strive to design homes that embody the unique character of our clients and embrace the natural beauty of the land they occupy. Living and working in the San Juan Islands has instilled in us a deep respect for the local environment. It compels us to explore sustainable design solutions that will help preserve and protect the local ecosystem for the generations that follow.
Last week, Method set a custom two-story, 2,300 square foot modular home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Designed by Group Architect, the modern and efficient three-bedroom, two-bathroom prefab was set in one day.
The home, situated on a tight waterfront lot, was constructed with cantilevers over the foundation to fit within the site’s buildable footprint. Features include Henry Blueskin wrap, cement fiber board and cedar siding combination with rainscreen application, a Daikin Altherma air to water heat pump that services hydronic radiant heat and domestic hot water, a standing seam metal roof, pre-wiring for solar power, pine tongue and groove soffits, custom maple cabinets, strand-woven engineered bamboo floors, custom Italian tile from Statements Tile, and low VOC paints, finishes, and adhesives. The house also has 400 square feet of decks to take advantage of the idyllic waterfront location. This and all Method projects are built using sustainable methods that minimize waste, impact to the site, and prevent the home from having exposure to the elements by building off site at Method’s Ferndale, WA factory location.