Ruby Springs Prefab by Medicine Hat Inc.
by Ted Savage / September 3, 2011
Via @jetsongreen, an elaborately designed prefab house in Ruby Springs, Montana, provides "a continuous, adjustable, spatial experience that responds to the changing light and weather conditions minute by minute, day by day, season by season."


Hydraulic screens, "made with Caterpillar excavator cylinders and tractor parts," and sliding barn screens "serve as filters to the landscape and moderate the apparent porosity of the home from the inside and out."

Exterior screens, doors, and interior trim are reclaimed Douglas fir. The home has ground-source geothermal, solar PV, low-E Loewen windows and doors, cork flooring, and low-VOC paints and textiles. The prefab was assembled close to both the interior designer and architect/builder, and installed in remote Ruby Springs. More at Medicine Hat Inc.

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