Photos: The Prefab Show at MoMA in NYC.

The Prefab Show
System3, at bottom, Burst*008 at MoMA. (Photos by C-M.)

I’m kinda buried under a couple of impending deadlines as well as an imminent vacation. So, no Digest. I do, however, have a photo report on the Prefab show at MoMA, which explores the history of the world of prefab housing. It’s definitely worthwhile if you’re into architecture. Among many other things, the exhibit on the 6th floor has an early model of Moshe Safdie’s Habitat ’67. (Though, unless I missed something, I was bummed to see that Shigeru Ban’s cardboard houses were nowhere to be seen. What gives?) Of the new houses, situated in a lot by MoMA’s main entrance, I dug Burst*008 the most for, literally, doing away with the box. Plus, the daisy pattern was inspired. Rock on.

The show is up through October 20th.

Click on images to supersize. More after the jump…

The Prefab Show
Burst*008 by Jeremy Ediston & Douglas Gauthier.

The Prefab Show
Unfortunately, the house was closed for the preview. But I’d go back to check it out.

Moma Prefab Show
The Cellophane House by Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake.

The Prefab Show
A model of Digitally Fabricated Housing for New Orleans. By MIT School of Architecture & Planning and Assoc. Prof. Laurence Sass.

The Prefab Show
The real thing.

Moma Prefab Show
The Micro Compact House, by Holden Cherry Lee Architects and Haack + Hopfner. If people don’t stop humping, all of humanity is gonna have to live in something this size.

Moma Prefab Show
A view from the System3 House by Oskar Leo Kaufman & Albert Kuf.

Moma Prefab Show
The house had a design-conscious pooper.

Moma Prefab Show
As attractive as a pair of new designer heels. (And just as uncomfortable.)

Posted by C-Monster.

One comment

  1. jasonlujan

    comments during preliminary preview weren’t so hot; art industry insiders said the yard looked too industrial and there were snide references to sachs and hirschhorn . i would recommend the cell-phone audiotour, btw.