Dwell Covers Prefab Now
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- Marmol Radzinger and Associates, whose high-end, steel-framed prototype was factory built in and for southern California, and is now seeking a wider market;
- Rocio Romero, LLC, who blazed the prefab trail with a small, one-size-fits-all panelized solution produced in Missouri—the LV home—and expanded their product line with camp buildings; and
- Michelle Kaumann Designs, current market leader and the only prefabber that has actually demonstrated that a modern, green home can cost less and take less time to build than an identical site-built home.
Allison Arieff opens the latter's feature, The Proof Is in the Prefab:
In the much-maligned, often-overhyped, and frequently misunderstood world of prefabricated construction, one of the most common questions asked is, "Why prefab?" And there is perhaps no better answer to that question than architect Michelle Kaufmann's first two Glidehouses—one prefab, one not.
Look for a copy of Dwell, November 2006, in your mailbox or on a newsstand near you soon. We'll post a link to the features as soon as they are published on Dwell's website.