Another iT House Snaps together in the California Desert | Home Design Find

Home Design Find

No Comments »

Another iT House Snaps together in the California Desert

og3 architecture

Designed for living lightly on the land, the iT House from Taalman Koch is a prefab erected in the desert lands of Pioneer Town, California.

og10 architecture

7The design system utilizes a series of components prefabricated off-site.

og4 architecture

Entirely constructed of lightweight aluminium and glass, this simple prefab snaps together in a trice.

og11 architecture

Well, maybe not quite a trice! But certainly it is much faster. Prefabrication offsite definitely minimizes a building’s impact, which is especially helpful in undisturbed desert sites.

og8 architecture

A prefab construction technique also ensures better control the construction waste, labor, and quality of the finished product.

og2 architecture

Far out in the desert, solar panels and with battery storage provide the electricity.

og5 architecture

The simplest possible easy living open plan of the iT House brings plentiful light into every space.

og6 architecture

The floor plan creates room-sized glass units with plenty of sun and cross-ventilation for each aspect of the house.

og7 architecture

The desert can get surprisingly cold at night. The thermal mass  of the polished concrete floor can ‘breathe in’ warm sunshine all day, and ‘breathe out’ at night.

og1 architecture

Unlike many prefab companies, Talman Koch has succeeded in getting quite a few versions of this simple prefab erected at sites around California and elsewhere.

You can receive our articles for free in your email inbox or subscribe to our RSS feed. Just enter your email below for the email subscription:

| Buy | Print

Leave a Comment