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Prefab houses

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Prefab houses edited by Petr Gossel. Publishdby Taschen. 2010. Large format hardback. With dust jacket. In very good condition.

The amazing story of the prefabricated house A Prefab is a mass produced house, constructed in a factory and assembled on site in a few days or weeks. Once regarded as a cheap, easy solution for urgent housing problems, the prefab has evolved to become a synonym for ambitious design and sophisticated detailing solutions. The amazing history of prefabricated houses started in England in the 1830's with a building kit for emigrants moving to Australia. Even today, prefabricated houses provide a high percentage of living spaces in many countries of the world. This book covers prefabs from the USA via Europe to Asia and Africa, giving insight into the various industrially prefabricated components, the difficulties of delivery to the building site, and the intricacies of assembly and completion. As well as tracing the liaison between modernism and industrialization that evolved to produce the latest prefabricated solutions, it also features a unique compilation of one-off prefabricated houses by well known international architects, as well as successful dwellings manufactured off-site for everyday modern living. Readers will also find contact details for relevant suppliers and manufacturers. Text in English, French, and German

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Author(s):
Gossel P ed
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
33x26x4cm
Edition:
2010 edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
3836507536
ISBN-13:
9783836507530
Number of pages:
398
Publisher:
Taschen
Title:
Prefab houses

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Prefab houses edited by Petr Gossel. Publishdby Taschen. 2010. Large format hardback. With dust jacket. In very good condition.

The amazing story of the prefabricated house A Prefab is a mass produced house, constructed in a factory and assembled on site in a few days or weeks. Once regarded as a cheap, easy solution for urgent housing problems, the prefab has evolved to become a synonym for ambitious design and sophisticated detailing solutions. The amazing history of prefabricated houses started in England in the 1830's with a building kit for emigrants moving to Australia. Even today, prefabricated houses provide a high percentage of living spaces in many countries of the world. This book covers prefabs from the USA via Europe to Asia and Africa, giving insight into the various industrially prefabricated components, the difficulties of delivery to the building site, and the intricacies of assembly and completion. As well as tracing the liaison between modernism and industrialization that evolved to produce the latest prefabricated solutions, it also features a unique compilation of one-off prefabricated houses by well known international architects, as well as successful dwellings manufactured off-site for everyday modern living. Readers will also find contact details for relevant suppliers and manufacturers. Text in English, French, and German

Author(s):
Gossel P ed
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
33x26x4cm
Edition:
2010 edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
3836507536
ISBN-13:
9783836507530
Number of pages:
398
Publisher:
Taschen
Title:
Prefab houses

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