French designer Philippe has built his own prefabricated low-energy-consuming residence in Montfort l’Amaury, 54 kilometers from Paris. Presenting a glazed enclosure given rhythm by aluminum panels, the two-level house is one of 34 possible permutations of PATH (Prefabricated Accessible Technological Homes), the second series of dwellings designed by the Parisian for Riko, a Slovenian manufacturer of prefab wooden constructions. The new system of modular components reduces delivery time to six weeks, and assembly to two. The flexibility of the composition allows the client to personalize his order at a cost of 2,500–4,500 euros per square meter – on a ground area of 140 square meters minimum and 350 maximum – by selecting: one or two floors; wood, aluminum, or a combination thereof for the facades; a flat, pitched, or cantilevered roof. There are more options: photovoltaic panels, wind turbines, rainwater collection systems, and so on.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
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