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Books and Web Resources

Books on Prefab

by Bryan Burkhart, Allison Arieff
Publisher: Gibbs Smith (Sept 2002)
ISBN: 1586851322
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by Alejandro Bahamon
Publisher HBI (Feb 2003)
ISBN: 0060513586
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Lustron Homes: The History of a Postwar Prefabricated Housing Experiment
by Thomas T. Fetters
Publisher: McFarland & Co. (Dec 2001)
ISBN: 0786411333

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Other interesting books

Seattle Case Study Homes
Publishing collective:
Blake Williams, Joel Severud, Cory Harris, Kai-Uwe Bergmann et al.
Fall 2002
See it at Peter Miller Books
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Mobile: The Art of Portable Architecture
by Jennifer Siegal
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ASIN: 1568983344

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Architecture and Hygiene
by Adam Kalkin
Publisher: Batsford (Sep 2002)
ISBN: 0713487895

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The Butler Variations
by Adam Kalkin
Publisher: Nice Nietzsche Press

Available from
William Stout Architectural Books
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LOT/EK: Urban Scan
by Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano,
Philip Nobel
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (Feb 2002)
ISBN: 156898300X

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LOT/EK: Mobile Dwelling Unit
by Henry Urbach, Robert Kronenberg, Aaron Betsky
Publisher: Distributed Art Publishers;
(July 2003)
ISBN: 189102468X

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Mini House
by Alejandro Bahamon
Publisher: Harper Design Intl (Feb 2003)
ISBN: 0060513594
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Xs: Big Ideas, Small Buildings
by Phyllis Richardson, Lucas Dietrich
Publisher: Universe Books; (Nov 2001)
ISBN: 0789306425

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Anderson Anderson, Architecture and Construction
by Mark Anderson, Peter Anderson, Donlyn Lyndon (Introduction)
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
(Jan 2001)
ISBN: 1568982437
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Dwell Home Design Invitational
Full credit must go to everyone involved in this project which, having pushed prefab into the mainstream media spotlight, is responsible for reawakening interest in prefab as a model for design and construction. While the direct outcome is a completed house for the clients, "the ultimate goal of the Dwell Home Design Invitational... is to put a well-designed, affordable modern house into production by 2004."
Which design(s) will make it to the fablist? - News, views and interesting articles about Royal Homes, modular or prefabricated housing, and residential design.
Compiled by Lloyd Alter

Other architecture links

Galinsky - a web site on modern buildings

Gabion - Gabion is an illustrated archive of critical writing on architecture, design and related topics by Hugh Pearman.

Key Centre for Architectural Sociology
Dr. Garry Stevens conducts research into architects and society, architectural history, education, and architecture schools.
His colorful essays such as Why Architects Don't Like People ("People, it seems, get in the way of architects and architecture") question assumptions about the role of architects in society.

M:OME Modern Sustainable Living - The mission is to bring environmentally friendly modernist housing to a wider market.

Other links

Design Within Reach - modern furniture, lighting and accessories

European Furniture Importers - - modern furniture, lighting and accessories


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