Prefab Houses

June 19, 2014|
Prefab Houses by Peter Gössel
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A prefab is a mass-produced house, constructed in a factory and assembled on-site in a few days or weeks. Once regarded as a cheap, easy solution for urgent housing problems, the prefab has evolved to become a synonym for ambitious design and sophisticated detailing solutions.

The amazing history of prefabricated houses started in England in the 1830''s with a building kit for emigrants moving to Australia. Even today, prefabricated houses provide a high percentage of living spaces in many countries of the world. This book covers prefabs from the USA via Europe to Asia and Africa, giving insight into the various industrially prefabricated components, the difficulties of delivery to the building site, and the intricacies of assembly and completion. As well as tracing the link between modernism and industrialization that evolved to produce the latest prefabricated solutions, it also features a unique compilation of one-off prefabricated houses by well-known international architects, as well as successful dwellings manufactured off-site for everyday modern living.Readers will also find contact details for relevant suppliers and manufacturers.

The author: Peter Gössel runs an agency for museum and exhibition design. For TASCHEN he published monographs on Julius Shulman, R.M. Schindler, John Lautner and Richard Neutra as well as several titles in the Basic Architecture Series.
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Title:Prefab Houses
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:388 pages, 8.5 X 10.98 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:388 pages, 8.5 X 10.98 X 0.98 in
Published:June 19, 2014
Publisher:Taschen
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783836551298

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