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‘burbs,” but re­cently com­mit­ted to build­ing a few homes at The Point in Pat­ter­son Heights, be­cause the area de­vel­oper al­lowed enough free­dom for unique ar­chi­tec­ture.

Lux­ury home­own­ers are also sit­ting up and tak­ing no­tice of Ku­bix, as they look to get away from pay­ing in ex­cess of $850,000 for city lots, sink­ing far less into acreage lots and build­ing lower-cost, sus­tain­able homes.

Ku­bix de­signs fea­ture flat and slightly an­gled roofs and plenty of win­dows for light­filled spa­ces (win­dow openings are built into pan­els).

De­pend­ing on the needs and wants of its clients, Ku- bix has in­cluded so­lar and grey wa­ter cap­ture com­po­nents to in­te­ri­ors, along with rooftop gar­dens.

Waste is re­duced dra­mat­i­cally on these builds, Buon­in­con­tri says.

“On a typ­i­cal stick-framed home there is at least 2.5 tons or more. We don’t have a bin on our site un­til we are locked up and rough­ing in. There is a huge re­duc­tion in green­house gas emis­sions by re­duc­ing waste, and less (go­ing) to the land­fill,” Buon­in­con­tri says.

The process of build­ing with Ku­bix starts with client con­sul­ta­tion, dis­cus­sion about what ar­chi­tec­tural styles they like, how they live, and then se­lect­ing CON­TRIB­UTED

in­te­rior colours, flooring and other choices with an in-house de­signer.

Ku­bix’s port­fo­lio show­cases homes that are stream­lined, bright, airy and con­tem­po­rary.

Buon­in­con­tri’s goal is to li­cense the Metal Ma­trix to be used by other builders.

Af­ter var­i­ous cer­ti­fi­ca­tion bod­ies green-lighted the pan­els, they are now ap­proved for use in most of West­ern Canada.

The com­pany also does mod­u­lar builds us­ing re­cy­cled ship­ping con­tain­ers. They are be­ing used as va­ca­tion homes or rear guest houses, and Buon­in­con­tri sees great value in the con­tain­ers as a so­lu­tion to af­ford­able hous­ing.

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