The Modern Prefab

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This installation takes us to northern California and into the burgeoning world of modern prefab architecture. “The word prefab is often used to describe any type of home that is made from easy-to-assemble building parts that were manufactured off-site.” (architecture.about.com)

However, what makes modern prefab architecture so intriguing to architects, city planners and early adopters is its attention to precision and design. Prefabrication allows for repeat-ability, predictability (a good thing when faced with the inherent unpredictable nature of home building) and a limitation of waste. In theory, the resources saved by mitigating waste can then be reinvested in higher quality materials.

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Modern home with Gas Burning Fireplace and Outdoor. The Lucius 140 Room Divider by Element4 used in this Prefab home.
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The Lucius 140 Room Divider by Element4 used in this Prefab home.

Modern home with Outdoor. Exterior: Prefab Architecture by Sage Modern  Photo 2 of The Modern PrefabView Photos

Exterior: Prefab Architecture by Sage Modern

Modern home with Living Room. Modern living area in this California prefab. Photo 3 of The Modern PrefabView Photos

Modern living area in this California prefab.

Modern home with Dining Room. Material - warm woods become a repeated theme from the interior to the exterior.  Sage Modern drew inspiration from the northern Californian landscape. Photo 4 of The Modern PrefabView Photos

Material - warm woods become a repeated theme from the interior to the exterior. Sage Modern drew inspiration from the northern Californian landscape.

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