Architecture Industry News by Method Homes
On 30, May 2012 | In News | By methodhj
Seattle, Washington – Method Homes, in partnership with Miller Hull and Habitat for Humanity, is pleased to announce the installation of prefabricated “wet cores” for The House of the Immediate Future, which will be showcased during Seattle’s Next 50, a six-month celebration of the memories, impact and legacy of the 1962 Seattle World’s fair. The wet core installation will take place at the Seattle Center ‘Next 50’ Pavilion on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 1 p.m.
The project, in contrast of the futuristic and elaborate structures featured at the 1962 World’s Fair, focuses on the importance of sustainable building practices and utilizes techniques such as Net-Zero energy, rainwater harvesting, and salvaged and reclaimed materials. In addition to meeting the needs of Habitat for Humanity’s unique building model for sustainable and affordable housing, The House of the Immediate Future is intended to challenge assumptions and raise expectations of what sustainable prefab building can accomplish. Built in the Method Homes factory, the wet core encompasses all of the home’s mechanical and plumbing elements. This centralizes professional trade involvement and costs. Meanwhile, Habitat for Humanity has been building panelized walls for the exterior wall system with their massive volunteer labor force. When the wet cores are set at the final location, Habitat for Humanity will complete the building process.
On 28, May 2012 | In News | By methodhj
Seattle, Washington – This April, Method Homes was recognized at the 2012 Washington Manufacturing Awards as Emerging Manufacturer of the Year. The event was held to recognize the comeback of the Manufacturing sector and its contributions to the reversal of the local and national economic downturn, pointing out that Washington State has seen an increase in more than 20,000 manufacturing positions in the last year alone.
Seattle Business Magazine acknowledged Method Homes’ environmentally-conscious and thoughtfully designed product: architectural prefabricated structures built in a controlled setting, which, as the magazine writes, results in a “sturdier, healthier custom home, built in a third of the time, and with less than 10 percent waste in materials (versus more than 30 percent with some site-built homes).” Also noted was Method Homes’ notable growth in revenue from $1.1 million in 2010 to more than $4.6 million in 2011, and the launch of two new product lines: the Element and Option series.