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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.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

For many, the idea of prefab may bring to mind trailers and other less desirable images of housing.Instead, the new prefab is becoming the inevitable next step to "cool" housing as home buyers look for distinctive yet reasonably priced first and second homes. One in six new houses today is a prefab and 400,000 units are now produced in the U.S. each year. More than 50% of all homes are constructed in whole or in part by using building systems — modular, panelized components produced in quality controlled environments. This exploration of the best prefabricated houses on the market today, from all over the world, along with a resource directory on how you can purchase them, is an invaluable reference for those interested in this alternative.

About the Author

Jill Herbers has written various articles on architecture and interior design for dozens of publications, including House Beautiful, Home, Metropolis, The New Yorker, and ID. She also writes a Universal Press Syndicate column appearing in over 200 newspapers, and is the author of several previous books, including the best-seller Tile. Jill lives in Princeton, NJ.

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ISBN:
9780060859640
Author:
Herbers, Jill
Publisher:
Collins Design
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Methods & Materials
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
Prefabricated houses
Subject:
History - Specific Styles
Subject:
Residential
Subject:
Buildings - Residential
Subject:
Architecture-Houses
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
11 x 10 in 28.56 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , For many, the idea of prefab may bring to mind trailers and other less desirable images of housing.Instead, the new prefab is becoming the inevitable next step to "cool" housing as home buyers look for distinctive yet reasonably priced first and second homes. One in six new houses today is a prefab and 400,000 units are now produced in the U.S. each year. More than 50% of all homes are constructed in whole or in part by using building systems — modular, panelized components produced in quality controlled environments. This exploration of the best prefabricated houses on the market today, from all over the world, along with a resource directory on how you can purchase them, is an invaluable reference for those interested in this alternative.

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