Prefab Housing Reinvented

Modernist, factory-built housing is inexpensive, stylish, eco-friendly, easy to construct, and is becoming popular.
August 19, 2004, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Today, dozens of architects and designers are experimenting with prefab, putting a decidedly hip new spin on manufactured housing...

Now Target, that unlikely purveyor of affordable objects of desire, has entered the fray. Ubiquitous designer Michael Graves is offering three prefab "pavilions" of varying degrees of modernity through Target. Costing $10,000 to $26,000, the customizable kits are produced by Lindal Cedar Homes and can be used as offices, guest rooms or what have you.On a smaller scale, dozens of youngish architects are beginning to market prefab dwellings to a consumer audience starved for good, affordable, environmentally sensitive design — one that can be characterized as people who tend to have more taste than money."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Thursday, August 19, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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