Plant Prefab has released 'Nest LivingHome' toolkit, a scalable, multi-family housing solution designed with Brooks + Scarpa. Plant's first multi-family system, the Nest 'kit-of-parts' is adaptable for a variety of different urban lot conditions and housing program needs.
"Brooks + Scarpa is one of the top design firms in the nation and the work they've done in sustainable, affordable housing, in particular, is among the most innovative in the industry," commented Plant Founder and CEO, Steve Glenn. "By offering an adaptable, prefabricated 'kit-of-parts,' Nest LivingHomes offers developers and affordable housing organizations a flexible solution they can use now for smaller, urban infill lots in order to build affordable housing faster and for a lower cost than traditional, site-based approaches."
The Nest LivingHomes toolkit is grounded in the belief that housing for the homeless should be scattered throughout regions, rather than having housing concentrated in one community. The main goal for the concept was to give homeless people a sense of dignity and shared social spaces on underutilized parcels of land.
"As the demand and cost for housing continue to rise, Nest was conceived to provide a scalable, cost-effective, high-quality solution to multi-family housing," explained Angie Brooks, Managing Principal, Brooks + Scarpa. "Like the nesting habits of birds, the toolkit is based on the different ways people live with the objective of giving everyone an affordable place to live."