Is Prefab the Answer?

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Housing prices have skyrocketed, and it's even more costly if you want to build a home that's modern and technically innovative. Several young architects have decided that factory-built homes are the answer. Architect Michelle Kaufmann has designed two prefabs with clean lines, airiness and open planning of Modernist houses, coupled with the energy-efficiency and sustainable design of today. Then, Amy Noble of KB Home offers a reality check about home construction in America. Plus, Editor-in-Chief Julie Lasky on ID Magazine's 51st annual design review, a juried selection of the best in consumer products, graphics, packaging and more from around the world.

Links to other institutions offering public events in design and architecture: AIGA/LA, American Institute of Graphic Arts, the professional association for design ArtCenter College of Design CalArts, California Institute of the Arts FIDM, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art Otis College of Art and Design SCI-Arc, Southern California Institute of Architecture UCLA School of Art and Architecture USC School of Architecture PREFAB RESOURCES:
Michelle Kaufman is one of the pioneers of contemporary prefab. But there are other designers paving the way, including: Jennifer Siegal, Office of Mobile Design (Los Angeles) Marmol Radziner, Marmol Radnizer Prefab (Los Angeles) Linda Taalman, Taalman Koch Architecture (Los Angeles) Joe Sabel, Aero 11 Design (Redwood City) Toby Long, Clever Homes Geoffrey Warner, Alchemy Architects (Minneapolis) Rob Luntz and Joe Tanney, Resolution: 4 Architecture (New York City) Charlie Lazor, Lazor OfficeFlatpack House (Minneapolis) Rocio Romero, Rocio Romero Design (Missouri)

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