OMD Joshua Tree exhibits the ideas of prefabrication, flexibility, portability and compact spaciousness. Originally located at the heart of Venice Beach’s trendy Abbot Kinney Boulevard, the building served as a prototypical model home and showroom to display OMD’s new work. Relocated to the high desert of Joshua Tree - close the national park entrance - the Joshua Tree Prefab now nestles into 80 acres of arid off-the-grid wilderness. More than just green and modern, the Joshua Tree Prefab demonstrates OMD’s commitment to merging responsible design with new technologies and luxurious details. Its central kitchen/bath core divides and separates the sleeping space from the eating/living space in a compact assemblage of form and function. The steel frame structure, measuring 12 feet by 60 feet (720 sq ft) features a high sloping 12 foot 6 inch ceiling, and was trucked to its site and set on a temporary foundation. The design utilizes green technologies such as tankless water heaters, radiant heat ceiling panels, and translucent polycarbonate sheets, balanced with high-end amenities like the iPort integrated sound system, Boffi kitchen, and Duravit bathroom fixtures. Whether briefly situated in an urban lot, momentarily located in the open landscape, or positioned for a more lengthy stay, the Joshua Tree Prefab accommodates a wide range of needs and functions.