a couple of days ago building design online and architechnophilia were reporting on a new prefab designed by well-renowned british architect david adjaye. currently, construction of the east london prefab is all but complete. at 150 square meters, or 1615 square feet, the timber clad structure was errected on-site in only five days as the majority was prefabricated and prepared off-site. according to adjaye, the timber cladding was employed to perform better acoustically and for its thermal capabilities. additionally, building design online reports that, “each cubic metre of timber saves almost a tonne of carbon dioxide emissions compared with a brick or block structure.”
personally, i love the simplicity, the subtle beauty of this elegant structure. the natural tones and hues and organic shapes of the timber cladding juxtaposed with the traditional, rigid, expanse of glass presents the viewer with an incredibly unique aesthetic. you can see the adjaye associates website here.