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Philippe Starck and Riko launch P.A.T.H., a collection of prefabricated accessible ecological houses

With P.A.T.H., Philippe Starck and Slovenian construction company Riko launch the second generation of positive energy homes: a collection of prefabricated homes with high eco-technology systems.

After years of intense technological development, Philippe Starck and the Slovenian company Riko debut a unique line of “Prefabricated Accessible Technological Homes” – P.A.T.H. Combining Philippe Starck’s signature timeless design and Riko’s high expertise with state-of-the-art insulation and energy production technology, P.A.T.H. houses usher in a new area of positive energy housing. They are designed to integrate seamlessly high eco-technology systems – solar, thermal, solar photovoltaic and wind turbines, which make it possible for the homes to produce more energy than they consume. The different models of P.A.T.H. houses are available to buyers and future homeowners at www.starckwithriko.com and through the P.A.T.H. Distribution network. The desire to do good, better and fairer has long driven the work and production of internationally acclaimed creator Philippe Starck, as well as the works of Riko’s, one of the leading European manufacturers of wooden sustainable prefabricated buildings. The joint values have brought them together to create Prefabricated Accessible Technological Homes – P.A.T.H., a unique turnkey living solution that answers today’s and future challenges of individual prefabricated housing by combining high technology, comfort, timeless design, and respect for the environment to deliver a reliable product for the people will live in it.

Janez Škrabec, CEO of Riko, explains: “for more than 20 years, we have been building the different elements of our prefabricated houses and now, those of P.A.T.H. houses, in our own production facilities. In terms of technology, we work through a very precise building process”. This process also makes it possible for the owners to save time and money. Thus, once the house has been ordered, it takes us less than 6 months time to deliver the P.A.T.H turnkey house to the new owners. Assembling and finishing works take approximately three months. Moreover, with a range of prices from 2 500,00 to 4 500,00 euros per square meter according to the owners’ specific choices, P.A.T.H. houses reconcile owners’ financial constraints with their desire to live within a technological and ecological environment. Philippe Starck says: “Building one’s own house can be a source of extreme danger. In fact, we all know when it starts but we never know when it is going to end or how much it will cost. Thanks to P.A.T.H. and its industrial process using prefabricated elements, everyone can access to property ownership in six months time and within a defined budget, without any surprise”.

October 2014 marks the global sales launch of the entire line of P.A.T.H., with 2 models of houses: Formentera (single-storey concentric residential homes), Montfort (single-storey or double-storey houses opened to the outside), and a third model of supplementary units intended to be used as a guest room, a garage or a garden studio. These houses, all distinguished by Philippe Starck’s signature timeless design, are available in several floor plans designed by the creator himself, in order to fit every owner’s desires and expectations. Thus, the future owners can choose between 34 different floor plans, which range in sizes 140 m2 to 350 m2, as well as in number of rooms (from one to eight). Philippe Starck declares: “In 34 floor plans, I wanted to provide all families with the possibility of building their dream house, while remaining loyal to their initial expectations”. 

Philippe Starck says: “My ecological and energetic awareness leads me to a balance point: the idea of right price for a right product. With P.A.T.H., I decided to provide the community with the best product, in terms of quality, technology and durability. P.A.T.H. is a reliable and intelligent solution for us, our children, the children of our children facing the challenges of ecology, economy and energy’’. Source: Starck With Riko Visit the Starck With Riko website
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