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Anderson Anderson AB Parts House

by Marshall Mayer last modified Jan 04, 2012 12:05 AM
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Anderson Anderson Architects of Seattle and Berkeley have published details of the AB Parts House, their entry into the Dwell Home Design Invitational.



Since first learning about the Dwell Home project from Dwell Magazine Editor-in-Chief Allison Arieff, we have been intrigued and excited by this fresh approach to making good quality design and construction more affordable. While these goals are easily embraced, and frequently discussed, the limited availability of houses that make successful use of prefabrication demonstrates the difficulty in moving from concept to reality. We understand the Dwell Home project as a vehicle for narrowing this gap, by challenging architects to demonstrate their concepts as applied to a specific site, specific clients and program, and a specific budget and time frame.

The Anderson Anderson/Dwell House for the Tung-Wieler family is designed as a cost, time and resource efficient means to construct a spatially rich living experience on a particular site. We have worked to balance an interest in developing a kit of rational building elements with a focus on demonstrating their case study implementation, while at the same time satisfying the needs and aspirations of the Tung-Wielers and demonstrating simple means of carefully deploying a relatively universal prefabricated building system into a unique landscape and climate.

For details about their entry, go to their website.



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