Los Angeles-based Marmol Radziner understands the benefits of prefab construction. Here, we take a look at four noteworthy projects from the Dwell archives that were flawlessly executed by the collaborative architecture firm.
Twenty-two 12-foot-wide steel-frame modules were combined to form nine to 14-foot-high rooms that were stacked and bolted together. Ten deck modules added more than 4,700 square feet of sheltered outdoor space. Photo by Jill Paider.
The Burton Residence is comprised of ten recycled steel frame modules ranging in size from 25 feet and 1 inch by 8 feet and 9 inches to 48 feet and 9 inches by 8 feet and 9 inches. The modules were trucked to the site with all walls, appliances, fixtures, and cabinets already installed, then craned into place to form an L arrangement; bolted together; and finally welded to steel plates on the concrete block foundation. Photo by Dwight Eschliman.
Amid the industrial expanse of Vernon, California, Marmol Radziner Prefab’s factory-built homes are pieced together in a process akin to the assembly lines made famous by Henry Ford. Wood cladding skins the facade of a completed Marmol Radziner Prefab home in Venice, California.