Homebuyers’ are increasingly interested in owning an architect designed home that’s also a green home — combining technology and materials in a way that is friendly to the environment. However, homebuyers often resist the two or three year process of building an architect-designed new home.
Steve Glenn, founder and CEO of LivingHomes, fulfills homebuyers’ desires for an architect-designed green home and he shortens the process to six months. He works with world-recognized award-winning architects to design homes built with sustainable construction. The six-month process for these modern fabricated homes includes evaluating the site, determining the design, ordering the materials, and the 24 hours it takes for the home to be assembled on the site.
The TED Conference is an annual gathering of thought leaders and innovators. This year’s conference in Long Beach unveiled great inventions – a car for the blind, and 3D printers that can create 3D images of kidneys and bladders, illuminated global medical progress such as eradicating polio, introduced a world wide art project that will highlight the human condition, and spotlighted the way architects are changing the perception of space and form. The conference also featured the nation’s first LEED Platinum home.
There is a reason TED invited Steve Glenn to assemble a LEED Platinum home at the TED Conference in Long Beach and to hold a salon on sustainability. Steve Glenn is a national leader in sustainability, green architecture and design. A Brown University graduate, Steve Glenn has a history of innovation and success. He was a founding partner of idealab, a billion dollar business incubator, and he has managed global non-profit initiatives. Fresh from the success of his entrepreneurial business and non-profit ventures, Steve Glenn turned to his passion and commitment for good architecture and sustainable design.
With bad design, projects with the best intentions will fail; but with great design, good projects flourish. Steve Glenn emphasizes strong architecture and good design. Every one of his LEED Platinum homes has been designed by award-winning architects. Architect Ray Kappe, FAIA, and architects KieranTimberlake, who have designed LivingHomes, go beyond engineering and emphasize aesthetics.
Architect Ray Kappe, FAIA
Architect Ray Kappe, FAIA
Working with an architect on your own home is a thrill. Waiting 18 months to 24 months for the construction to be completed is agony. Often I meet people who own a beautiful piece of property in the country, but do not want to incur the time, inconvenience or cost of a long, drawn out process to build a second home. An architect designed prefabricated home allows the site to be chosen, the design to be determined, and the home assembled within six months. Homeowners enjoy the expedited ease of having an architect designed home.
Race car designers introduce new designs and technology that later filter down to conventional cars. Similarly, architect-designed homes introduce design to mass home builders. LivingHomes is creating architect designed green homes that will influence the sustainability for materials and design for the broader market.
Innovations, great designers, and tastemakers enjoy bespoke and then they observe how their innovations are adopted by a mass audience.