Wayback Machine 1951: Marcel Breuer's Trailer House


Marcel Breuer was not too crazy about the instructions from client Sidney Wolfson: Design a structure that integrates a 1948 Royal Mansion Spartan Trailer. But he took the job and successfully pulled off this architectural mashup that predates the current rage for integrating trailers and containers by sixty years, and provides a great example of repurposing and reuse.


The trailer is nestled under a pergola, which probably makes it habitable in the summer and ties it visually into the house. It contains the kitchen and dining area.


The owner wants to sell it because he says his heart "belongs to the city."

::David Diao (owner) site; ::Wright Auctions; ::Architectural Record ; via ::Materialicious

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