Palm Springs, California – Prefab builder Method Homes announces their participation in this year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs, California, where they will display their sustainable prefab prototype, Paradigm. The modern prefab is designed and built to meet net-zero water and energy requirements. Modernism Week is a non-profit organization that hosts an annual 11-day festival celebrating Mid-Century Modern art, architecture, and design. The events lineup includes a Prefab Showcase and Modern Design Expo from Feb 15–17 and Feb 21–23.

Originally unveiled during the 2012 USGBC Greenbuild Expo in San Francisco, the Paradigm I home designed by Bogue Trondowski Architects is a prototype for the Paradigm Series, a line of net-zero ready prefab homes built by Method Homes. The 656 square foot Paradigm I floorplan is designed to demonstrate that a reduction in square feet does not mean a sacrifice in comfort, function or style.

The prototype home features efficient systems and material upgrades including sustainably harvested Western Red Cedar siding, smart home controls, plumbing for rainwater catchment and greywater reuse, a rooftop solar PV array, a super-insulated building envelope, FSC bamboo flooring and custom cabinetry, recycled stone composite countertops, an Energy Star® appliance package, and more. Method is offering the opportunity to purchase the Paradigm prototype starting at $138,000 excluding land and site costs.

Visitors of the Paradigm prefab home will also view the latest in New Century Modern decor. Method Homes has teamed with Palm Springs-based Design 849 for Modernism Week to showcase vintage-inspired home accessories, local artists, and designer furnishings, including Design 849’s exclusive line of California-made furniture, D849. Design 849 boasts an 11,000 square foot warehouse of vintage and modern furniture, home accessories, and original artwork.

Other attractions at the 2014 Prefab Showcase and Modern Living Expo include a solar-powered video arcade, gourmet food trucks, guided bike tours, architecture and design seminars, live music, and the newest in décor and green home technologies. Tickets are $10 and are available online at: modernismweek.com.

About Method Homes
Method Homes (Method) is a custom manufacturer of precision-built prefabricated structures. The company offers both pre – designed models and fully custom prefabrication of any design by any architect. Founded with a mission of adding innovation to the future of construction, Method is guided by the core value of thoughtful, sustainable design. Prefabrication allows Method to reduce construction timelines and control costs while building custom projects in a controlled environment, minimizing exposure and waste. As such, Method can focus on sustainability and cutting edge design. Method’s homes ship 80 to 95% complete, resulting in project timelines of 2 to 5 months.

About Design 849
Design 849 is an 11,000 square foot design center located in the heart Up Town Design District in glamorous downtown Palm Springs. Originally the Palm Springs Post Office built in 1954, this classic Mid-Century Modern building is beloved by locals and has become a must-visit retail destination for out-of-town visitors. In addition to an eclectic mix of new and vintage modern furniture, lighting, and home decor, Design 849 offers flooring, tile, hardware, wallpaper, and exterior home accessories such as mailboxes. Interior design services are also offered.

About Modernism Week
Modernism Week is a California 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Modernism Week is also a charitable organization, providing scholarships to local Palm Springs students pursuing college educations in the fields of architecture and design; as well as giving grants to local and state preservation organizations for their efforts to preserve modernist architecture throughout the state of California.

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