Prefab ModernBook - 2006
Showcasing the work of award-winning architectural firms, a colorful study demonstrates how design innovators and savvy homeowners have transformed modular housing into a creative, innovative, and affordable alternative, looking at such seminal examples as Michael Graves's "Target House" and the Ikea "Blokok House." Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
For many, the idea of prefab housing may bring to mind trailers and other less desirable images of home life. But this idea couldn't be more wrong! Rather, the newest trends in prefab has emerged as a great way for a design- (and cost-) conscious generation to achieve the dream of home ownership. Today, prefab houses are manufactured to the highest standards of construction and aesthetics. And with the internet, these houses can be ordered from all over the world--affording people everywhere the opportunity to acquire an affordable home of distinction.
Prefab Modern explores the best prefabricated houses on the market today, from all over the world along with a resource directory on how you can purchase them. Included are case studies from all over the US and around the world, from top architects and designers. Projects featured include:
- The Ikea "Blokok House"
- Michael Graves "Target House"
- Steven Holl's "Turbulence House" in New Mexico
- David Hertz's Venice, CA "Concrete House"
- "SUSI" and "Fred Houses" from Kaufmann, KFN Architects (Australia)
- Jennifer Siegal's "Office of Mobile Design" and "Seaview House"
and many more!
Prefab is the inevitable next step to "cool" housing as the market looks for reasonably priced housing for first and second homes. Prefab Modern is the perfect guide to this undeniable and fascinating trend.