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by Marshall Mayer last modified Aug 17, 2012 09:05 AM
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Witold you so

by Chris from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Witold Rybczynski, an architecture critic and architect, authored a short review of the state of modern prefab last month in Slate. He was also interviewed on Day to Day on NPR. While I think he shortchanges some of the more successful prefab projects out there right now (notice no mention of MKD or Res4, two firms that really seem to be challenging the notion that architects can't/won't/don't

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Clean as a whistle

by Chris from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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I spent a long afternoon out at the house yesterday cleaning the basement - the concrete polishers are arriving tomorrow morning. I had to move a LOT of stuff - including 25 sheets of drywall and our bathtub - by myself, which was not easy. We've struggled a bit trying to decide when to get these guys in (and we've had issues with not having power): Should we wait til the end of the process (

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NIMBY

by Chris from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:03 AM
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Frank Lloyd Wright supposedly said something to the effect of: if you live in the ugliest building in your neighborhood, you don't have to look at it. Well some folks in my old neighborhood are pretty upset that they have to look at this: I haven't seen it in person yet, but I'm not so upset. Our old building, where the renter in our small 1BR apt no longer has a kitchen window because the

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Face for Radio

by Chris from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:03 AM
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Our friends from TV land were here (at our everyday house in College Park) on Friday for a very long day of interviews and "reenactments." We're really very excited to have our cabin be the subject of a tv show - what better advertisement for a rental property? And everybody we've worked with from the tv show has been great (though it turns out most of the people we've worked with have been

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That's what we're for!

by Chris from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:03 AM
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The Times explores the idea of "trying on" prefab before you buy. Everyone who visits Rocio Romero's tour house seems to leave convinced about the LV - hopefully we'll be the equivalent for Res4!

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Other prefab you can try on

by Chris from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Well, our little project doesn't seem as if it will be ready for renters in the immediate future (more on my - slow - progress soon). But if you've got $800 lying around, you can rent this fancy version of Rocio Romero's LV for a night: The owner is apparently a general contractor and using this as a marketing tool (not a bad advertisement for your work, I gotta admit). NapaPreFab, he calls

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Addababyittsaboy!

by Chris from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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No name yet - we've apparently got til Sunday, when we have to turn in the birth certificate... Everybody's doing great:

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Don't know if my feet are gonna like it, but it looks great

by Chris from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:03 AM
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Blogging has been a little slow lately - I haven't gotten much accomplished out there with things picking up here at home. C'est la vie. I got out there Sunday to get some more work done on the deck (and to await a Sears repairmen - for out non-functioning refrigerator - who never showed up): And I got to take a look at our freshly polished concrete basement slab, which looks pretty terrific:

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Buying Spree

by Chris from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:03 AM
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Though we are absolutely out of money, we have begun shopping in earnest for furniture. There are some pieces that we have always wanted to have - modern classics, you might say - and now we feel justified in actually buying them. And I've been wondering - is it worth it to us to have originals of design classics (like the Noguchi table and the Eames LCW)? How do you decide? There's the

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What I imagine it would be like in a submarine (a really nice submarine, with lots of windows and cool furniture and deer on the outside)

by Chris from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:03 AM
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It was cold at the house this weekend, and we don't have heat yet, so we were shut in tight and bundled up in sweatshirts and all that. And for as much as we've imagined all the glass in the house as really opening up to the outside (and that's how it's been most of the time we've been out there - all the windows open, breeze and birdsong coming through), it was a really pleasant experience to

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