Book

Prefab Housing and the Future of Building: Product to Process

Mathew Aitchison, Toktam Bashirzadeh Tabrizi, Anne Beim, Rachel Couper, Robert Doe, Dan Engstrom, Ivana Kuzmanovska, Helena Lidelow, Duncan Maxwell, John Macarthur, Jonathan Nelson, M Noguchi, Marc Norman, Martin Rudberg, Ivan Rupnik, Ryan Smith, Lars Stehn, Jose Torero Cullen

Lund Humphries | Published : 2018

Abstract

As we stand on the cusp of a fundamental restructuring of the housing and building industries, this book provides timely insights into the promise of prefabricated housing. The idea of a more industrialised approach to house building is not a new one: since the 19th century, designers, inventors, engineers, builders, developers, and entrepreneurs have all been fascinated by the idea of the factory-built, modular home. But international housing affordability crises, emerging technologies, and concerns for more sustainable building practices have given a new urgency to the need to transform building construction in the 21st century. Richly illustrated and drawing on historical examples a..

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