chitect, Richard Librach, Custom home, Greater Toronto Area, New home, Renovation, Design-build, Toronto GTA, Ontario"> Mod256 2010 DreamHome | 12 Principles

12 Principles

The 2010 Dream Home is guided by 12 architectural principles of sustainability, simplicity, smart technology and convenience – four trends that are quickly becoming a must-have in the building industry. Mod256 can be combined to meet the unique needs of its home owner - shrinking or expanding in size over time. As well, embracing as many of these 12 principles allows for a truly unique modular home that responds to today’s global challenges.



2010 DreamHome
1
Water

Rain water is captured from rooftops and stored for re-use onsite for garden irrigation.

2
Food

Vegetable and herb gardens could figure prominently in the courtyard of these homes.

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3
Waste

Waste reduction can occur throughout the home through composting and kitchen recycling. Site grown food also eliminates packaging needs.

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4
Construction

Mod256 can be bought and sold, added and subtracted as a family’s needs change over time.

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5
Air

Each module can have independent air filtration systems, which could be useful for reducing airborne allergens and indoor pollution.

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6
Energy

The position of the modules could be arranged to promote warmth in winter and cool in summer thereby reducing energy consumption. Solar panels could also be installed on the roof.

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7
Finance

Mod256 is cost-conscious. It eliminates the need for a large mortgage. Home owners can start small by investing in a few individual pods and purchase more over time. Each module could also be a future source of re-sale value to the homeowner.

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8
Mobility

Mod256 can fit into existing neighbourhoods as they can easily be moved to new locations or added on top of existing structures. Homes could grow from a single family home into a duplex or triplex and be could be repurposed for commercial use as densities increase in an area.

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9
Communication

Technological advances can be incorporated into a central ‘Smart House’ system. Motion detecting technology could allow HVAC and electricity to be easily controlled between modules so as to reduce overall energy consumption.

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10
Social

The central courtyard can become the focal point for social interaction and could be visible to anyone within the structure or even outside from most angles.

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11
Spacial

Mod256 is not closed-off to the outside world. The idea of the suburban backyard can be removed so that the house can be visually interesting from all angles.

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12
Identity

Mod256 can have interior and exterior panels that could be easily removed and replaced according to the homeowner’s changing design inspirations.

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