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Home Delivery : Fabricating the Modern Dwelling

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As the world's population swells and the need for sustainable ways of living grows ever more urgent and obvious, prefabricated architecture has taken center stage. Even before our current predicaments, the mass-produced factory-made home had a distinguished history, having served as a vital precept in the development of modern architecture. Today, with the digital revolution reorganizing the relationship between the drafting board and the factory, it continues to spur innovative manufacturing and imaginative design, and its potential has clearly not yet come to fruition. Home Delivery traces the history of prefabrication in architecture, from its early roots in colonial cottages though the work of such figures as Jean Prouve and Buckminster Fuller, and mass-produced variants such as the Lustron house, to a group of full-scale houses from well-known contemporary architects such as Kengo Kuma, Oskar Leo Kaufmann, Richard Horden or Kieran Timberlake.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 247 pages
  • 254 x 288 x 24mm | 1,460.56g
  • Birkhauser
  • Birkhauser Verlag AG
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • English
  • 151 Illustrations, color; 230 Illustrations, black and white
  • 3764388625
  • 9783764388621
  • 1,064,137

Table of contents

able of contents 007 Foreword Glenn D. Lowry 010 Home Delivery: Viscidities of a Modernist Dream from Taylorized Serial Production to Digital Customization Barry Bergdoll 026 Scandinavia: Prefabrication as a Model of Society Rasmus Waern 032 Postulating the Potential of Prefab: The Case of Japan Ken Tadashi Oshima Texts by Peter Christensen unless otherwise noted Projects 038 The Manning Portable Cottage for Emigrants 038 The Balloon Frame 038 Single Pour Concrete House 038 Sears Catalogue Homes 038 American System-Built Houses 038 Maison Dom-ino 038 Erector Set 038 Lincoln Logs (Version 1) 038 Baukasten 038 Dymaxion House 038 Copper Houses 038 LEGO 038 Crystal House 038 Good Housekeeping Stran-Steel Home 038 Jacobs House 038 Quonset Hut 038 Packaged House/General Panel System 038 Yankee Portables 038 Plas-2-Point House 038 Wichita House 038 Unite d'Habitation 038 Khrushchovkas 038 Westchester Two-Bedroom Model Home 038 Maison Tropicale 038 Case Study House No. 8 038 Meudon Houses 038 All-Plastic House 038 Plattenbau 038 Plug-In City 038 Habitat '67 038 Asbestos Cement Housing Module 038 Living Pod 038 Maciunas Prefabricated Building System 038.
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About Barry Bergdoll

Barry Bergdoll ist Leiter und Kurator der Architekturabteilung des Museum of Modern Art in New York sowie Professor fur Kunstgeschichte an der Columbia University.

Ken Tadashi Oshima und Rasmus Waern verfassen Beitrage zu Systembauten in Japan und Skandinavien.
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