A Clean Break: Modern Prefab Comes to Philadelphia

Geoff Warner's Wee House and Altius/ Andy Thomson's miniHome, now in new fire-engine red cladding, are on the move to Philadelphia for A Clean Break, a show of modern prefab at the Minima Gallery

"Promoting 'clean' development — aesthetically and ecologically — the exhibition features innovative design solutions from international architects and designers, addressing issues of urban infill, 21st century development and sustainability."

The exhibition also includes the Habitat Home by Gans Studio and Darchitects, Interface Studio Architects, and Elemental of Santiago, Chile and Studio 804. The organizers write:

"Across the United States, there is a vast influx back into our cities. People are interested in the vitality of city-life — in what is current, creative and pushing us forward as a culture — and certainly, this also attests to the kind of place people want to call home. The resurgence of modern prefab is presented as an alternative to new urban development — homes that are refreshing, honest and complimentary to their historical counterparts — considering their relevance to affordable housing and parallel with the green building movement. For newcomers and old-timers alike — irregardless of neighborhood or economic status — innovation in design should, and can be an option."

So if you can't get to New York for Home Delivery before it closes on the 20th, you can see A Clean Break from the 17th to the 30th in Philadelphia.::A Clean Break
More on the Prefabs in TreeHugger:
The Wee House
Sustain MiniHome : Sustainable Prefab Now.
modular2house by Studio 804

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