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11 October 27 2005
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Radziner Prefab recently unveiled their new Steel Home prefab
line including a completed prototype in Desert Hot Springs,
CA. We have some pictures and an interview on the Marmol Radziner
Recent additions. The following projects
have been added since our last newsletter.
Radziner Prefab (as above) has been added to the fablist.
Dwell Homes by Empyrean were recently announced. You can learn
more by following the Empyrean links we have added to the existing
fablist entries for Resolution:
4 Architecure and Lazor
Office. We also added Joel Turkel's Empyrean
NextHouse (pictured at left) to the fabzone.
BlueSky Mod retreat
vacation home from Canada is now in the fabzone
kitHAUS modular system
was recently added to the fabzone.
Take Home by Jennifer
Siegal's Office of Mobile Design is in the fabzone.
Shed by Grey Design studio was added to the fabzone.
added several projects from Europe recently. Although these
products are new to fabprefab some of them have been in the
market for several years. One example is fablist entry Huf
Haus from Vienna, Austriais a modular system in the fablist.
mobile is a modular product from Mondsee, Austria now in
recently listed a student project Modular
Habitat by MarieYates at Lewandowska Architects.
to the fablist recently. This product has been around for some
time. We previously considered this to be multi-family which
is beyond the scope of fabprefab, but we realized that each
module is a self-contained unit and so can be used as a stand
alone dwelling if need be.
now includes Sybarite's conceptual Tree
Recent updates and announcements. The
following projects have been updated since our last newsletter.
Architecture have completed their Mountain Retreat project
and have several more modular homes in various stages of completion,
including projects in Hawaii and San Diego with Empyrean International.
Kaufmann Designs recently showed a Glidehouse
model home at the Vancouver Home Show. 50,000 attendees saw
Steel have launched an EcoContempo line featuring a range
of Greg La Vardera's designs
University of Colorado won the 2005 Solar Decathlon recently
held in Washington DC. Various modes of prefabrication were
used to get the structures delivered and assembled at the National
Mall in Washington DC. See photo
gallery of the homes. (Rhode Island School of Design entry
shown at left).
you are interested in learning about prefab or modernist architecture,
we have updated our infosource
page to include some more books.
4. Recent news items.
launch of The Dwell Homes by Empyrean was covered by numerous
Here is a Press
Release via Yahoo Finance
is building 100 BoKlok houses in Glasgow. This story was
covered in a range of media.Most of the stories are now
archived (does anyone actually pay to read archived newspaper
pieces?). Here is a reference to the story at TreeHugger.