mkSolaire at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry

mksolaireThe mkSolaire, pictured here, is an awesome prefab home from Michelle Kaufmann Designs and is part of the Smart Home: Green + Wired exhibit that opened May 8, 2008 at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry (MSI).

“The mkSolaire has been designed to bring healthy living to the city. This open, spacious, loft-like home has been designed to offer healthy, clean and green city living and is perfect for an urban-infill lot, or anywhere a family might enjoy the luminous, loft-like feeling of this home. Through the use of strategically designed roofs and windows, the mkSolaire addresses the challenges of the standard row house by sculpting light and air into the center of the home.” – www.mkd-arc.com

I recommend checking it out if you are in the Chicago area. The mkSolaire is a full scale home that is fully functional and explores new directions in sustainable living and eco-friendly technology. The mkSolaire showcases the latest & greatest in eco-friendly technology including the following features:

  • the most current eco-friendly materials
  • high performance, energy efficient building systems
  • a living roof
  • a solar electric generation system
  • a rain catchment system
  • plus the latest innovations in home technology available

4 Comments on “mkSolaire at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry”

  • urban loft designs May 17th, 2008 6:06 pm

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  • Daphne June 26th, 2008 12:41 pm

    How much it cost? I live in Philadelphia PA

  • Ladybug June 26th, 2008 1:45 pm

    General Admission + Smart Home is $23.00 for adults.

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