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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.