Two master's students from Pratt Institute have come up with an interesting and viable housing concept for the future.

Home manufacturers have always sought out areas of high real estate value to plot communities of new houses and high-rise condos. It usually involves clearing out a ravine, farmland or tearing down old buildings to accommodate a shiny new vision.

But two master’s students, Tippy Tippens and Cécile Thalmann of Pratt Institute have designed a modular home that doesn’t impose on its environment. Not only that, it runs water and electricity through self-sustained and renewable energy systems.

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