Rondolino Residence

The Rondolino residence is based on the Modulome, the prefabricated, modular housing system first designed by nottoscale in 2002. Located on a 40-acre site in the desert more than 100 miles north of Las Vegas, Nevada, the property is framed by mountains to the north and Death Valley to the west.

While isolation is much of the beauty of the property, this remoteness, together with a limited construction budget of $290,000 US, makes prefabrication for this structure almost a necessity. Prefabricating major building elements and systems elsewhere minimizes staff time onsite for staging, assembling and finishing, which ultimately keeps costs down.

Since the client lives in Rome, Italy, the entire pre-design and building process is managed by nottoscale, literally providing a "turn-key" home.

Also due to its remote location, the home will be completely independent from traditional public amenities and services, offering an opportunity to integrate sustainable building systems, design and materials, such as passive solar design, natural ventilation and other alternative renewable energy sources.

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