We saw this story over at Treehugger and thought it warranted some closer investigation. Los Angeles architects and builders Marmol Radziner have just launched a new line of modular prefabs built in their own factory. Treehugger says they are "possibly the most beautiful prefabricated building this side of the Pacific. "
The units are solar powered and use the thermal mass of the concrete floors to retain heat. The steel frame is made of recyclable material and is a more sustainable building material than wood (so as to cut down on the cutting down of wood). Other eco- friendly materials used include solar panels, structural insulated panels (SIPs), and other energy efficient and “green” equipment. To add to the mix, Marmol Radziner have decorated the homes with their own stunning furniture. You can link to treehugger's story here