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Artbound Episode - Steel Modern  ▭

Collectively, the Steel Development Houses represent an important chapter in the history of American modernist architecture and Wexler & Harrison's Steel Development House No. 2 possesses a high degree of integrity and, by extension, is a fine representative of this unique collection of modernist residences. (☡) full episode / part →

Prouvé's Demountable Houses  ▭

The genesis of these demountable houses came about in the early 1930s, when Jean Prouvé — up to that point an art-deco-trained metal worker who produced furniture — began to experiment with architectural structures. (…) By the end of the 1930s, Prouvé had refined his structural system and patented the 'axial portal frame', the two-legged structure that served as the main structural support in all of his subsequent demountable designs. (☡) archdaily →

Experimental Movable House  ▭

A functional structure affordable and easy to build, disassemble and eventually relocate every couple of years: Four prefabricated timber cores contain the services of the dwelling and provide the vertical structure for the building. Complete self-sufficient structure that runs on renewable energy. (☡) Video in German vimeo →

Olive Tree prefab home  ▭

The project is highly experimental and employs cutting-edge digital CAD/CAM technology in an innovative way. All building components were pre-fabricated, nevertheless, the design itself carefully considered the sun's position to provide shading and to complement the views. (☡) youtube →

A Cluttered Life: Middle-Class Abundance  ▭

Follow a team of UCLA anthropologists as they venture into the stuffed-to-capacity homes of dual income, middle-class American families in order to truly understand the food, toys, and clutter that fill them. Series based on the book 'Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century: 32 Families Open Their Doors'. (☡) youtube →

Australian Tiny House Loveshack  ▭

This Australian tiny house is built on a eight m trailer with attaching deck, compost toilet and bathroom. It took three years to build. I say it is semi-mobile because it would take about one-two weeks to move, but is all built to detach and go on a truck, while towing the main house/trailer. (☡) youtube →


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