For Paul and Shoko Shozi, a pair of retiring Angelenos, the goal was to shut out the neighborhood but bring in the sunny skies. Their new prefab home, the Tatami House, designed by Swiss architect Roger Kurath of Design*21, makes a central courtyard the physical, and maybe even the spiritual, center of the home. On a fine Marina del Rey morning, Paul shows us around.
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- We get a nice double dose of architect Roger Kurath, principal of Design*21, this year at Dwell on Design.
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- We published and you read. Here's part three of our series on the most popular homes ever featured in Dwell. Find 1-20 here and 21-40 here.
- Intelligent, appealing, and affordable, Charlie Lazor’s user-friendly FlatPak just might be the project that revolutionizes the prefab industry.
- In January 2003, we issued a challenge to 16 architects: Design a modern prefab home for $200,000.
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- In 2007, New York City's Office of Emergency Management launched an international housing design competition, What if NYC?, calling for solutions that would address how to keep residents safe and…