What Happened To Modern Prefab?
TreeHugger used to cover modern green prefab like a roll of Tyvek, but they have fallen off our radar as of late. Perhaps my own disenchantment came last year when I wrote Modern Prefab Lives Fast, Dies Young, Leaves Good Looking Corpse
that in these times it is not exactly what we need:
This housing downturn is going to be long and painful, and when we come out of it what we build will have to be smaller, greener and denser. We are going to need to rebuild what we have to reduce our buildings' carbon footprints rather than build more new stuff. We are probably going to need jobs for skilled hands more than we need digital fabrication.
Nonetheless, there is still a lot of creativity in the field, a lot of young, talented architects coming up with great stuff. Furthermore the introduction of the Clayton I-house has rekindled an interest on the part of a lot of people. So with the help of Justin Anthony at Materialicious, who has followed developments closely, I look at what we have missed.
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Credit: Ezra Stoller, the Acorn House