ra50: Michelle Kaufmann Studio

novato, calif.

Michelle Kaufmann extols the virtues of modular modern design with a sustainable twist.


Michelle Kaufmann Studio

  • CA Boom Design Show Highlights Prefab Houses

    If you love modern and contemporary design, are interested in prefab houses, and happen to be in the neighborhood of Santa Monica, Calif., later this week, stop by the Santa Monica Airport's Barker Air Hangar for CA Boom V: The West Coast Design Show.

  • Museum Gets a Smart Home

    A modular house by Michelle Kaufmann is the main feature of an eco-friendly living exhibit.

  • Above It All

    Michelle Kaufmann Designs: deXstone's GratedeX decking system is comprised of a fiberglass underlayment that's installed over traditional wood framing. It uses stainless steel fasteners and adhesive to accept natural stone or tile.

  • Fresh Breeze

    Michelle Kaufmann Designs: NanaWall folding glass patio doors are available in custom sizes and can be fabricated in such species as sapeli mahogany and speced with aluminum cladding.

  • Hot Spot

    Michelle Kaufmann Designs: Takagi tankless water heaters conserve energy and are offered in a variety of capacities.

  • Greater Good

    Michelle Kaufmann Designs: Heath Ceramics' recycled tiles can be used for floors, walls, pools, or fountains and are available in more than 80 crackle, matte, and glossy glazes.

  • Trough Love

    Michelle Kaufmann Designs: Kohler's stainless steel trough sink is 33 inches long with a basin depth of nearly 6 inches. A wire rack and wire storage basket are included accessories.

  • vision: outsource sales and marketing

    Architect Michelle Kaufmann and her contractor husband, Kevin Cullen, are conducting the ultimate prefab experiment. They're building their own Modern, site-built house in Marin County, Calif., while Kaufman sells the same design as a modular house she calls the Glidehouse.

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