The Modern Prefab Home Movement

<p>In a recent interview, architect Allison Arieff talks about the past, present and future of modern prefabricated housing.</p>
April 10, 2008, 5am PDT | Christian Madera | @cpmadera
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"Allison Arieff co-authored the book "Prefab" in 2002, chronicling the history of prefabricated houses and mapping the possible future of environmentally responsible modular home design and fabrication.

"When I told people what I was doing, they giggled," says Arieff, one of the founders of Dwell magazine and its former editor. "Like, why would anybody write a book on this really mundane ugly architecture?"

Since then, the laughable increasingly has become laudable. Arieff recently shared her opinions about the contemporary design movement she dubs "modern prefab." "

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Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 in The Chicago Tribune
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