haute prefab: moma plans a prefab exhibition for july
Prefab homes are definately in fashion, although some people not passionate about green design or architecture may not yet be savvy to them. That is why the Museum of Modern Art
is seizing the moment and has commissioned five architects to erect their own prefab dwellings in a vacant lot on West 53rd Street, adjacent to the museum. They have chosen five architects from a pool of about 400 to participate in “Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling,” an exhibition opening in July. Prefab homes built off site and then delivered are largely complete when they arrive pose great design challenges but can save resources when built in a factory with modular components. They are a hot topic today in architecture schools and among an upscale segment of the housing market.
The five firms to show at the exhibition will be: KieranTimberlake Associates of Philadelphia; Lawrence Sass of Cambridge, Mass.; Douglas Gauthier and Jeremy Edmiston of Manhattan; Oskar Leo Kaufmann and Albert Rüf of Austria; and Richard Horden of Horden Cherry Lee in London.