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** SAVE THE DATE -- Thursday, December 3, 2020, for Levels of Kappe!**   Please join this virtual benefit for Los Angele...
11/17/2020

** SAVE THE DATE -- Thursday, December 3, 2020, for Levels of Kappe!** Please join this virtual benefit for Los Angeles Conservancy that will explore the many levels of Ray Kappe's legacy. We'll examine Kappe's role in the Modernist movement, and tour residences he designed in the ‘70s. We'll also hear remarks from architectural experts—including his wife, architectural historian Shelly Kappe. I hope you'll join us! Tickets are $35 Members/$75 General Public (fully tax deductible). For details and to purchase: https://www.laconservancy.org/events/2020-benefit-levels-kappe

LivingHomes is part of Plant Prefab, so we've moved our account. Please follow Plant Prefab to continue hearing about ou...
03/18/2020

LivingHomes is part of Plant Prefab, so we've moved our account. Please follow Plant Prefab to continue hearing about our latest designs and projects!

Reminder: Next week, we will be aligning LivingHomes with Plant Prefab as one account on Facebook. Please follow Plant P...
01/24/2020

Reminder: Next week, we will be aligning LivingHomes with Plant Prefab as one account on Facebook. Please follow Plant Prefab to continue receiving company updates! Our content won’t change, just the location 🙂.

Reminder: Next week, we will be aligning LivingHomes with Plant Prefab as one account on Facebook. Please follow Plant P...
01/21/2020

Reminder: Next week, we will be aligning LivingHomes with Plant Prefab as one account on Facebook. Please follow Plant Prefab to continue receiving company updates! Our content won’t change, just the location 🙂.

In two weeks, we will be aligning LivingHomes with Plant Prefab as one account on Facebook. Please follow Plant Prefab t...
01/16/2020

In two weeks, we will be aligning LivingHomes with Plant Prefab as one account on Facebook. Please follow Plant Prefab to continue receiving company updates! Our content won’t change, just the location 🙂.

Great KCRW podcast that reflects on the incredible achievements Ray Kappe contributed to the world of architecture. Our ...
12/01/2019
A tribute to SCI-Arc founder and architect Ray Kappe

Great KCRW podcast that reflects on the incredible achievements Ray Kappe contributed to the world of architecture. Our founder, Steve Glen, is interviewed to share how they first met and started working together.

https://www.kcrw.com/culture/shows/design-and-architecture/ray-kappe-la-auto-show-colors-le-corbuffet/a-tribute-to-sci-arc-founder-and-architect-ray-kappe

One of the pillars of Los Angeles architecture, Ray Kappe, died on November 21 at age 92. Kappe was the architect of numerous houses and other buildings, including his own house in Rustic Canyon, and he created the architecture school…

Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for our incredible clients, innovative design partners, and the talented team at our...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for our incredible clients, innovative design partners, and the talented team at our factory who brings our homes to life. Together we are delivering on our mission to make it easy to build custom homes that are healthy, sustainable, and durable.

Ray Kappe’s recent passing is heavy on our hearts here at LivingHomes and Plant Prefab. Ray was a trailblazer in moderni...
11/27/2019

Ray Kappe’s recent passing is heavy on our hearts here at LivingHomes and Plant Prefab. Ray was a trailblazer in modernist architecture and a prolific educator whose visionary designs inspired our team and countless others. We had the pleasure of collaborating on several projects with Ray, including our first-ever LivingHome 13 years ago. Now our Santa Monica showhome, this project was the first home in the world to be certified LEED Platinum. Ray helped change the way people think about prefab and today, we honor his legacy and contributions to the world of architecture and education.

#RayKappe #Kappe #Architecture #Design #Prefab #Prefabrication #Architects #modern #prefabhome #LEED

A message from our founder and CEO, Steve Glenn:"We were deeply saddened to learn that Ray Kappe, FAIA, passed away peac...
11/22/2019

A message from our founder and CEO, Steve Glenn:
"We were deeply saddened to learn that Ray Kappe, FAIA, passed away peacefully at his home yesterday. It would be extraordinarily hard to overstate his importance—to the built environment; to the thousands of people who’ve learned from him and experienced his work; to the schools he led; to LivingHomes and Plant Prefab, and the team here who worked with him; and to our clients who enjoy his homes every day. And to me, personally. I woke up this morning and as I beheld the morning light dancing through the first space he designed for us—Ray got space and light and the way they play together like few architects—and I thought of Ray and the incredible impact he had on me as mentor, teacher, business colleague, and friend. I am and will always be deeply grateful. We are sending much love and respect to Ray, Shellie, Finn, Ron, Karen, and the rest of his family."

11/21/2019
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We're thrilled to launch the Sunset BUD LivingHome! This innovative accessory dwelling unit (ADU) offers four different size and layout options to fit almost any property. Details and pricing on https://plantprefab.com/models/19

Introducing the Sunset BUD LivingHome, a scalable accessory dwelling unit (ADU) system designed by Burdge & Associates Architects, Inc. and presented by Sunset:
https://www.plantprefab.com/models/19

Choose from four different size and layout configurations, designed to meet California ADU allowances for almost any property, then make the home your own by selecting finishes and fixtures. All configurations are ready for efficient construction at Plant Prefab, providing superior-quality craftsmanship in half the time of on-site construction.

Conceived by Malibu, CA-based Burdge & Associates Architects, Inc. as a way to help families reinhabit their properties following the Woolsey Fire, the units combine a fire-resilient exterior with thoughtful interior finishes like custom cabinetry, wide-plank flooring, and Italian porcelain walls in the bath. Offsite construction enables comfortable living, fast, and superior design provides lasting value for any property.

If you’re rebuilding, please contact us to learn about our support for wildfire victims.

"If the cement industry were a country, it would be the third-largest emitter in the world – behind China and the US."Th...
10/31/2019
What is the Future of Concrete in Architecture?

"If the cement industry were a country, it would be the third-largest emitter in the world – behind China and the US."

These people are trying to change that. 👏👏👏

Concrete is the second-most used material on earth, but is also the second-largest emitter of CO2. We examine the trends and innovations shaping its future.

Join us next Thursday, 11/7 for a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) thought leadership event exploring indoor air qual...
10/30/2019

Join us next Thursday, 11/7 for a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) thought leadership event exploring indoor air quality. Plant Prefab founder + CEO Steve Glenn will join with fellow industry leaders to share actionable insights from real-world projects. Details and registration on: https://usgbc-la.org/event-details/1527/
U.S. Green Building Council Los Angeles Chapter Gensler Bentley Mills Los Angeles A SustainAble Production, LLC (ASAP) MACH Energy Affiliated Engineers Inc Hudson Pacific Properties Healthy Buildings Coalition for Clean Air Healthy Building Network Perkins and Will

Attending the MDC - Monterey Design Conference? We're offering a continuing education session. Join us!
10/25/2019
Plant Prefab

Attending the MDC - Monterey Design Conference? We're offering a continuing education session. Join us!

Super excited to be giving an AIA California continuing education session at the MDC - Monterey Design Conference tomorrow! Join Plant Prefab Founder + CEO Steve Glenn to learn all about designing for efficient prefabrication. Full conference schedule on montereydesignconference.org

We had the privilege of working with Alchemy WeeHouse on this accessory dwelling unit (ADU) that features a custom kitch...
10/21/2019
Plant Prefab

We had the privilege of working with Alchemy WeeHouse on this accessory dwelling unit (ADU) that features a custom kitchen, bedroom, and separate bathroom (with storage area) in less than 500 square feet. The entire unit was constructed offsite at Plant Prefab, and will be installed in a matter of minutes this Wednesday. Come watch!

We're installing a really cool accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in Sepastopol on Wednesday. Come see how Plant homes are born!

Designed by Alchemy WeeHouse; sensibly built by Plant Prefab.

How has housing become a crisis? What can be done about it? Join Plant Prefab Design Partners Brooks + Scarpa Architects...
10/18/2019
Brooks & Scarpa | DENSE-CITY: Housing for Quality of Life and Social Capital | Exhibition Reception

How has housing become a crisis? What can be done about it? Join Plant Prefab Design Partners Brooks + Scarpa Architects at the 18th Street Arts Center's Airport Campus for an exhibition of Brooks + Scarpa projects exploring urban development, cultural equity, and access to public space. Learn more about "Nest," the affordable housing system we developed together!

Brooks + Scarpa| DENSE-CITY: Housing for Quality of Life and Social CapitalExhibition | October 19 - December 14, 2019Reception | Saturday October 19, 2019 | 5-8 PMAirport Gallery | 3026 Airport Avenue DENSE-CITY: Housing for Quality of Life and Social Capitalis an exhibition of projects by Los Ange...

We’re proud to announce an innovative addition to our line of standard LivingHomes: Nest is an affordable housing soluti...
10/03/2019

We’re proud to announce an innovative addition to our line of standard LivingHomes: Nest is an affordable housing solution we designed with Brooks + Scarpa Architects to address a variety of urban lots and supportive housing needs.

The scalable "kit of parts" is now available to developers and affordable housing groups, and ready for efficient prefabrication at Plant Prefab.

Learn more on https://www.plantprefab.com/models/18

Thrilled to share the news that LivingHomes and Plant Prefab are committing to go fully carbon neutral!Sustainability ha...
09/27/2019
Plant Prefab Commits to Full Carbon Neutrality

Thrilled to share the news that LivingHomes and Plant Prefab are committing to go fully carbon neutral!

Sustainability has always been core DNA for us, and today's announcement extends our commitment beyond the health and sustainability of our homes and operations. We look forward to the challenges ahead.

#climatepromise #bethechange #worldpositive #sustainabledesign

Amazon-backed Startup is First Home Prefabricator to Announce Net Zero Goal RIALTO, CA — September 27, 2019 — Plant Prefab, the nation’s…

Join us tomorrow night at Duke's Malibu to see how your custom home design can be built twice as fast and more affordabl...
09/23/2019
Rebuild Malibu Together MIXER @ Duke's Ocean

Join us tomorrow night at Duke's Malibu to see how your custom home design can be built twice as fast and more affordably utilizing Plant Prefab's efficient, offsite construction. (Plus, FREE DINNER!)

This community event is organized by the Malibu Chamber of Commerce and will feature builders, engineers and more, ready to discuss your building project. All those affected by the fires are encouraged to attend: Woolsey Fire Woolsey and Hill Fire Info Malibu Woolsey Fire MalibuStrong Woolsey Fire Recovery Page

Enjoy the sunset, appetizers and drinks at Dukes Malibu Ocean Room, and meet local building professionals ready to help you rebuild - from architects to engineers to sustainable builders and off-the-grid professionals. Make friends and share stories and resources. HOMEOWNERS ARE FREE. Let s Rebuild....

**ArchDaily just released an intimate interview with one of the greatest architects of all time.**Get comfy and enjoy th...
09/19/2019
Ray Kappe on SCI-Arc and Architectural Challenges

**ArchDaily just released an intimate interview with one of the greatest architects of all time.**

Get comfy and enjoy this discussion with legendary architect Ray Kappe, who we are so incredibly honored to have as a Plant Prefab design partner and LivingHomes collaborator.

“Clashes and Intersections” is an ongoing, one-on-one YouTube interview series with architects, theorists, and curators. The interviews begin with...

09/14/2019
Rialto Network

Nice piece by the Rialto Network about how LivingHomes are built in our Rialto, CA homebuilding facility!
Plant Prefab

On this episode of Community Pulse, Carmen speaks with Steve Glenn, the CEO and Founder of Plant Prefab. What he’s doing within the industry of home development and construction is beyond traditional as he’s leading the way for high quality, healthy, and durable housing. You can contact them through their website at PlantPrefab.com Plant Prefab

Watch Community Pulse on Rialto Network
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09/10/2019

The first of four modules, going up!

Our Burlingame install made the news in San Francisco!
09/06/2019
ABC7 News

Our Burlingame install made the news in San Francisco!

If you blink, you might miss what's happening at construction site in Burlingame where a nearly 5,000-square-foot home unfolded before our very eyes.

Sneak peek of a project we're installing right now in Burlingame, CA. The five-bed, five-bath, three-story home was desi...
09/04/2019

Sneak peek of a project we're installing right now in Burlingame, CA. The five-bed, five-bath, three-story home was designed by CleverHomes presented by tobylongdesign and custom-built entirely offsite at Plant Prefab, saving *considerable* time and money. The photo was taken this morning, showing the first of eleven mods getting ready for lift-off. More pics coming soon!

Hats off to the team that brings our LivingHomes to life! #LaborDay Plant Prefab
09/02/2019

Hats off to the team that brings our LivingHomes to life! #LaborDay Plant Prefab

Happy #LaborDay to the hard-working team behind every Plant Prefab LivingHome! 💪

How a LivingHome is born: From design plans and renderings, to factory production, to installation, and finish.This cust...
08/21/2019

How a LivingHome is born: From design plans and renderings, to factory production, to installation, and finish.

This custom, single-family home in Lake Tahoe, CA is based on our LivingHomes CK5.2 standard home, but accommodates a smaller footprint by moving the master bedroom to a second story. Sensibly built by Plant Prefab.

Our LivingHomes YB1 ADU (accessory dwelling unit). The design brilliance of Yves Béhar of fuseproject + your own persona...
08/12/2019

Our LivingHomes YB1 ADU (accessory dwelling unit). The design brilliance of Yves Béhar of fuseproject + your own personal touch (it's fully customizable) = a luxurious 625-square-foot retreat.

https://www.plantprefab.com/models/15

What would you do with the additional living space?

Help us bring sustainable, prefab design to SXSW!
08/09/2019
Plant Prefab

Help us bring sustainable, prefab design to SXSW!

We submitted a session proposal for SXSW -- if you'd like to see us at the conference, give us a vote!

Note: You’ll have to click “Sign In,” then create an account. The two-step verification takes a moment, but allows you to see (and vote on) the entire field of submissions. 🤙

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Project Spotlight🏣: A 17-bedroom retreat at the Urban Adamah farm in Berkeley, CA. This project was one of our largest a...
08/09/2019

Project Spotlight🏣:
A 17-bedroom retreat at the Urban Adamah farm in Berkeley, CA. This project was one of our largest at the time, comprising 16 mods, and we love that it helps promote the growth of this sustainably-oriented farming community.

Know your bungalows and Beaux-Arts, Mission Revivals and more, thanks to this great guide from Curbed! LivingHomes Plant...
08/06/2019
An illustrated guide to Los Angeles architecture

Know your bungalows and Beaux-Arts, Mission Revivals and more, thanks to this great guide from Curbed!
LivingHomes Plant Prefab

The ultimate cheat sheet for LA’s signature styles, from Craftsman to Googie.

Accessory dwelling units ("ADUs") are a hot trend, offering the opportunity to turn underutilized space into rental inco...
07/31/2019
How to build an ADU in Los Angeles

Accessory dwelling units ("ADUs") are a hot trend, offering the opportunity to turn underutilized space into rental income or a private retreat.
P.S. We've got standard plans, ready to build—fast! https://www.plantprefab.com/models
Plant Prefab

In-law units and granny flats could help solve California’s housing shortage—if people can figure out how to build them.

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wow ... no a double wow ... great design
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