This prefab was inspired by the American architecture of corn cribs, a type of granary used to dry and store corn. (They were traditionally elevated to keep out the rodents.) This crib uses prefabricated steel beam architecture but in such a way that the shelter can easily be dismantled, moved or recycled.
The Crib prefab was designed by Maryland-based firm Broadhurst Architects. The prefab shelter is designed to set up on four pier foundations or cap a more typical brick foundation and range in size from 175 square feet to 250 square feet.
While the structure is framed by steel beams, it also makes use of SIP panel roof and floor material, and prefabricated walls made from popular and multi-layer polycarbonate sheets. The structure also features propane or solar thermal powered radiant floor heating, and energy efficient lighting.
(Images by Broadhurst Architects)