Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wired Prefab Spread


Rob Beschizza at WIRED has a nice article covering smaller modular dwellings. Some are newer designs with not much information available just yet, the rest have been around for a while now. I am constantly reminded by the high costs of these designs, although the Katrina Cottage is a reasonable entry at $35,000 for 308 square feet. Most are just insane. I am acutely aware of the design and technology involved in the production of these structuWired Prefab spread.res. But it just seems to me that most modular homes today are designed to be playgrounds for Architects; not affordable modern dwellings for the masses. There has to be some middle ground of great high-concept prefab structures that don’t cost double the dollars per square foot of conventional construction. Well I’ll keep looking, but for now enjoy the article but don’t faint when you see the prices.