- Neil Denari
useful + agreeable offers the opportunity
to purchase a pre-designed house by world-renowned architect, neil m.
the u+a house is a flexible, universal product, designed for a variety
of contexts and climates, including: small-lot or
cluster housing, remote vacation property and rooftop penthouses among
"the u+a pre-designed mini hi-rise is not only a tightly designed
house that uses every square inch of space wisely, it also attempts to
express this economy in its smooth exterior surface shape, a form of
industrial design at an architectural scale." - neil denari
nmda's body of work represents an aesthetic and approach which is
similar to u+a's, balancing options and oppositions such as: past and
future, global and local, eco and techno, proximity and privacy, and
other seemingly disparate and conflicting objectives and perspectives.
the u+a house options range from the "mini hi-rise" to "low-rise", or "high and wide" options extending up
to 1800 square feet (167 m2). innovations include lightweight
aerospace grade aluminum panels, solar power, rooftop patio, rain
collection, flexible floorplans, plus some built-in furniture designed
the u+a house is not strictly pre-fab. rather, it is
pre-designed, and in a sense, downloadable anywhere in the world.
"far different from most pre-fab designs, the u+a pre-designed house
submerges the 'off-the-shelf' appearance in favor of an aesthetic that
is closer to product design of a smaller scale." - neil denari