The Australian company begins with cross-laminated timber to create carbon-negative homes starting at $145K AUD.
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Dimensions X was founded in 2020 by entrepreneur Oscar Martin and architect Peter Stutchbury to answer one question: How can prefab housing be more site-responsive? Their answer is this modular cross-laminated timber unit, a roughly 600-square-foot cabin where everything from its dimensions to its envelope can be optimized and adjusted to better suit its environment, and its owner. Here, Oscar tells us about how the vision for the OM-1 came about, and where things are headed next for the company.
What’s the most exciting project you’ve realized to date?
Dimensions X Farmstay at Krinklewood Estate in Hunter Valley, NSW is the home of the OM-1 prototype. The project won the NSW AIA Small Projects Award and has been shortlisted for a national award. OM-1 has also received a NSW AIA sustainability award and new residence commendation.
Seventeen of our cabins and a 22-room motel have been approved as part of the master plan at the estate. The homes will not only offer a showcase for potential OM-1 purchases, but also offer short and long stays for tourists and guests attending weddings on the property. The most recent OM-1 was assembled in just three weeks and has been configured to suit the needs of the holiday stays on-site.
See the full story on Dwell.com: Dimensions X Is Building Prefab Cabins Made Almost Entirely From Recyclable Materials