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CNN: SG Blocks

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None recently highlighted a house by info_smallSG Blocks in Charleston, South Carolina.

According to the slideshow:

This 1,280-square-foot house looks like the rest on the block, but it's made from four shipping containers.

Also watch the video (1:35) previously run on CNN.

Related Posts:
   1. West Coast Green container Showhouse from SG Blocks (Aug 15, 2008)
   2. Videos: Marmol Radziner and SG Blocks (Dec 24, 2007)
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Sunset Modern Cottage on display June 12 - July 19, 2009

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Sunset Magazine debuted the Modern Cottage Idea House by info_smallModern Cabana at their recent 2009 Celebration Weekend.

Created by Casper Mork-Ulnes, award-winning architect and creative director at Modern Cabana, the Modern Cottage offers an elegant solution for expanding family space in a cost-conscious, fun and sustainable way.

From the slideshow:

Built in panels offsite and assembled in a couple of days at Sunset, the cottages are designed to create more living space that's both eco-friendly and affordable

The cottage will remain on display for an Open House.

where: Menlo Park, CA
location: 80 Willow Road
date: June 12 - July 19, 2009
time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
cost: $15 adults, $13 seniors (Fridays only), $5 children 12 and under
notes: Friday, Saturday and Sundays (closed July 4, 2009)

Hat tip: Jetson Green on June 4, 2009.

Related Posts:
   1. Sunset Magazine features LVM by Rocio Romero (Jul 22, 2009)
   2. Photos of a Sunset Breezehouse being set in California (Feb 16, 2009)
   3. Tour an MKD home in Santa Barbara, June 14 (Jun 12, 2008)
   4. Modern sheds, cabanas, and studios (Apr 16, 2007)
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The Guardian's favorite prefabs from Inhabitat

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Back in October, The Guardian provided a gallery of pictures which they consider to be

the best green buildings from the design website Inhabitat

Note: Inhabitat is part of the Guardian Environment Network.

The gallery includes 3 prefab homes:

Hat tip: The Green Blog on October 20, 2008

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Witold Rybczynski goes to MoMA

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Witold Rybczynski filed a slideshow report from MoMA's Home Delivery show. In his usually candid style, he gives his impressions of the show, inside and out:

Prefabricated houses have remained an elusive goal for architects, and the MoMA show is a stylish litany of second-place finishers, also-rans, if-onlys, and downright losers.

I'd dare to say that just being included in the MoMA show makes each of the featured projects a first-place, upright winner, but maybe that's just me. Anyway, back to Witold:

After considering some 500 firms, the museum chose younger, lesser-known architects, and the range of solutions demonstrates both a sense of enthusiasm and a variety of novel prefabrication technologies.

He shares his thoughts on the info_smallBURST*008:

The rather crudely built structure looks out of place hereā€”or, I suspect, anywhere.

The info_smallSystem3:

most people's idea of contemporary prefabrication: It's elegant, stylish, and rather austere.

Larry Sass's Instant House:

an ingenious and very complicated answer to the wrong question. ... The laser-cut decorative fretwork on the porch is nice, though.

The info_smallm-ch:

Nothing revolutionary here, but a very nicely designed package.

(Though he suggests buying an Airstream trailer instead.)

And the info_smallCellophane House:

The design, fabrication, and construction are seamlessly integrated, and the various pieces are automatically ordered from the fabricator to suit the design as it is entered into the architect's computer. If there is a Next Big Idea in prefabrication, this may be it.

For the rest of Rybczynski's thoughts and some great photos, check out the whole slideshow at Slate.

subtitle: Would you buy a home made in a factory?
publication: Slate
author: Witold Rybczynski
length: 10 images, 1,200 words
publication date: August 13, 2008

(Hat tip: Treehugger)

Related Posts:
   1. MoMA does prefab (Jan 08, 2008)
   2. NPR interviews Slate's prefab skeptic (Nov 01, 2007)
   3. Slate: The Prefab Fad (Aug 27, 2007)
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