The Michelle Kaufmann blog announces:
...we have been working very hard for the past few months to get to this point and are now finally ready and delighted to announce that MKD is going to be a part of the “Smart Home: Green + Wired, Powered by ComEd and Warmed by Peoples Gas” exhibit at MSI that’s opening this spring! The exhibit is going to include a full-size mkSolaire™ home to be built in on parkland on the southeast side of the Museum and will showcase the very best in sustainable living concepts and solutions.
A bit more from the museum exhibit page:
During its 75th Anniversary year, the Museum of Science and Industry will be building a functioning, three-story modular and sustainable “green” home ... to highlight unique home technologies for the 21st century.
The home’s module construction will be under way for two or three more weeks on one of the All American assembly lines in Decatur....
Jetson Green says:
I can't wait to see more!
what: Smart Home: Green + Wired exhibit
builder: All American Homes
where: Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
when: May 8, 2008 - January 4, 2009
The system is based on the separation of a building into "serving space" and "naked space".
Each unit fits in a shipping container, giving it the characteristic "long and narrow" format. Several units can be placed side by side:
Overall, an intriguing approach that I can't wait to see realized at MoMA. Oskar Leo Kaufmann and Albert Rüf have been experimenting with prefab since 1996. We'll look at their past work in more depth soon!
designer: Oskar Leo Kaufmann and Albert Rüf
how: complete modules