Whoever said you can’t be innovative and efficient has never been to Bryan Cranston’s beach house. The star of Breaking Bad has recently decided to go green with the construction of his beach house. When it comes to going green in the construction industry, modular construction is the only way to go.
In the 1950s, modular construction garnered the majority of its business from mobile homes or temporary housing and storage, glitz and glamour was far from the top of an architect’s mind. As time progressed so has the industry’s willingness to develop and do more with less. It comes down to dollars and sense, and being able to deliver a project in a shorter time-frame at a lower price without sacrificing quality is a no-brainer. Bryan Cranston wanted “both form and function” when designing his house, which is illustrated in the guest bedroom, which features a couch that can easily transform into a bed in seconds.
The house itself was constructed with recycled materials and includes solar panels on the roof, which has virtually cut the electricity bill in half each month. Most people think about going green as an alternative approach to building the house of their dream, but through careful planning and construction, innovation and efficiency can go hand-in-hand.
Bryan Cranston is one of the first celebrities to take advantage of modular construction, but with Hollywood’s desire to go green, he most certainly won’t be the last.