Philippe Starck produces first prototype for new prefab housing collection

Philippe Starck has unveiled his new house — the first prototype for his new collection of pre-fabricated housing, produced in partnership with Riko, a leading European manufacturer of pre-fabricated wooden buildings.

The latest series, which consists of low-energy wooden homes that are made to order, is known as PATH. The acronym stands for Prefabricated Accessible Technological Homes.

The collection includes four types of residences and 34 different floor plans. Each of which, consumes 1/3 the energy of a traditional house, thanks to an assortment of ‘eco-technology’ systems concealed behind the fluted parapet that lines the edge of the roofs.

Starck’s new home, a stunning example of what the collection can create, is a glazed and aluminium-clad structure that sits just outside of Paris in Montfort.