NotM Dan Hisel: Z-Box 2


Many of you will be familiar with Dan Hisel’s first Z-Box, which you may have sen featured on AMNP a few years back. Built in Lynn, MA, the original Z-Box was constructed by Dan himself, and assembled entirely on-site.

When a second Z-Box was requested, this time for a new client in Albany, Hisel built upon what he had learned through building the original – namely, that pre-fab was the way to go. While designed to meet a different set of client needs [different sized bed, new storage requirements, etc], one of the most striking differences between the Z-Box 2 and the original is that it’s components were fabricated by a company called Continental Consolidated Industries from Worcester, MA. Built of perforated steel, translucent fiberglass, and oak veneer plywood, the Z-Box 2 was designed and constructed as a dozen ‘chunks’ that could be easily transported and carried through a standard doorway. These ‘chinks’ were completed, shipped, and assembled in the client’s loft space in Albany – with on-site assembly being completed in under 48 hours.

::video provided by Dan Hisel Architect::

Posted: May 26th, 2009
at 12:14pm by orangemenace

Categories: architecture,pre-fab,housing,interiors,featured ninjas,videos,Ninjas of the Month

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  1. Interesting site, but much advertisments on him. Shall read as subscription, rss.


    26 May 09 at 6:18 pm



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