Jetson Green: M-Hotel

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Preston, green ninja master over at Jetson Green, writes:

I love the possibilities and ideas presented by the m-hotel from Tim Pyne. That said, I can’t say there’s anything green about the concept (that is soon to be a reality) other than two things, possibly: (1) it’s a non-permanent structure (7-10 years) where the parts can be reused differently in the future and dismantled to make way for a different use on the site, and/or (2) it’s a prefab structure and prefab has the potential for green benefits such as material savings, lower construction waste, and minimized site disturbance, etc. But still, it’s cool and innovative. The m-hotel is designed as a series of steel-framed slot boxes that slide into the frame (which makes for easy dismantling in the future).

Click here to read read the rest of this article [this is just an excerpt] over at Jetson Green

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::article written by Philip, writer for our ninja Preston’s green blog Jetson Green – original article entitled M-Hotel, a Prefab Hotel on the Cusp [London]. These articles from Jetson Green on MNP’s Green Tuesdays are part of a feature you can find here every week – just click any Tuesday in the calender and enjoy! And for more ‘green’ news + info, head on over to Green.MNP::

Posted: March 4th, 2008
at 5:30am by orangemenace


Categories: architecture,green arch

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