Collection by Aaron Britt

Dwell Conversation at AetherSF


On January 23rd, at the Proxy in San Francisco, Dwell and Aether Apparel hosted the talk Prefab's Progress, the latest in our series of Dwell Conversations.

Not only did we celebrate the opening of AetherSF, Aether's first stand-alone shop, and an incredible structure made from three customized shipping containers, but we also heard more from architect Benjamin Parco and Seth Krubiner, founder of Simpatico Homes, both of whom had projects in our December/January issue Prefab Comes Home. Check out the home Parco designed in the Berkeley Hills here and Krubiner's prototype here. In addition to our two Dwell alums, we also talked shop with metal fabricator Chris French (he did Aether's awesome shipping containers) and architect Douglas Burnham of Envelope A+D, designer of AetherSF. Despite the rain we had an excellent turnout, proving yet again that California's thinking about, and appetite for, prefab remains very strong.

Last night, January 23rd, Dwell and Aether Apparel teamed up for the Dwell Conversation Prefab's Progress.
Rather an informal talk, Deputy Editor Aaron Britt (in the tie) moderated a talk about prefab design with (from left)...
Douglas Burnham, principal of Envelope A+D, and designer of the AetherSF shop describes how the trio of shipping...
Nodding to the bay windows so common in San Francisco, the AetherSF shop's second in the stack of three shipping...
Seth Krubiner (plaid shirt) and Benjamin Parco (black blazer) describe how they used prefab tools to build a pair of...
At just nine feet wide, AetherSF succeeds by being a vertical store.
Casey's Pizza truck kept the crowd in high spirits and thin-crusted eats.