Thursday, July 06, 2006
Living Green at the NBM
On my birthday we celebrated by going to the National Building Museum to hear the symposia on pre-fab. The editor of fabprefab spoke on the history of prefab housing and why the sudden revival of interest in architecture and design circles, and Michelle Kaufmann and Joe Tanney both spoke about their firms and their designs. We've been talking with Res4 a bit by email about their projects and hope to meet with Joe in NYC next week to talk some nuts and bolts. Their "single bar" design - the foundational component of their custom prefab homes - seems about perfect for us at this point. Modest size and price, relatively quick turnaround time, and a great looking house. We'll post more after our meeting.