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newsletter 07
31 July, 2004

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1. Feature.
Dwell Home unveiled.
  After much anticipation the Dwell Home/Wieler Residence, by Resolution: 4 Architecture, was unveiled in Pittsboro, North Carolina on July 10. Our Dwell Home status page has various images of the house under construction and on site. We have also migrated Resolution: 4 Architecture to the fablist.

2. Recent additions. The following projects have been added since our last newsletter.


Charlie Lazor of BluDot fame has released information on the panelized FlatPak House from his architecture firm Lazor Office. The first house is almost complete. We have a downloadable PDF in the fabzone.


After the great response to Glidehouse, Michelle Kaufmann has designed a 2-story house. The first 2-story version already has a client and will go into production in the early fall. We added Glidehouse 2 to the fabzone.


We added another project from Edgar Blazona: the MD 280. A first edition of the MD 280 will be sold on ebay in conjunction with Caboomfest to be held in Santa Monica, California in August (see Calendar Items below).

  Resolution: 4 Architecture have another modular home under way in Annapolis, MD. We have images of on-site work on Camp Smull, which is listed in the fabzone.
  Lloyd Alter from Royal Homes in Toronto released information on his Modern 1500 project.
  Keetwonen is a container-based student village under development in Amsterdam. See the listing in containerbay for the link.
  We have added another curious project to otherfab. Hooch is an elevated structure with a miniscule footprint.
3. Recent updates and announcements. The following projects have been updated since our last newsletter.

Alchemy Architects have the first two production weeHouses scheduled to come off the production line in eary Q4. One variant is heading to Catskills, NY and the other to northern Minnesota. We will report again closer to delivery.

  Jennifer & Barry, the first buyers of an LV Home have updated their online diary where they will track progress as they build their dwelling. Site work commenced in late March. See a recent diary entry.
  Clever Homes announced a partnership with Premier Building Systems, America’s largest panelized systems producer.

4. Relevant news items.

  • We've updated our infosource page with a few more books.
  • SFGate ran an article on the Glidehouse at Sunset Celebration weekend.
  • San Jose Mercury News also covered Glidehouse. Syndicated versions ran in a range of newspapers including The Arizona Republic.
  • Glidehouse also featured in the August issue of Sunset Magazine.
  • USA Today also covered Glidehouse. Unfortunately they have not posted the story online.
  • Wallpaper magazine June issue included weeHouse in their feature on Capsule Living.
  • Inc Magazine works prefab into a story on office space.
  • The Boston Globe covered the Dwell Home.
  • Charlie Lazor's Flatpak house appeared in The Rake and also The Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune.
  • The Architect's Newspaper covered shipping containers in The Shipping News
  • Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce covered Team Hybrid's work in Home Sweet Home is a cargo container. Unfortunately the article has now been archived for subscribers only.
  • had a story on modular housing as well as financing a modular construction. (Thank you to Bob Sheaves)
  • A New York Times article on an early masterpiece of prefab architecture appeared in the International Herald Tribune.


5. Calendar items.

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