CONTEMPORARY PREFAB HOUSES
Contemporary prefab design is on the rise, becoming more and more popular every day. Is it a wonder why? Once blasted as a cheap building system that harkened back to the days when homeowners could order a home from the Sears, Robuck &Co. catalogue, contemporary prefab has blossomed into a viable industry that has created an unmatched enthusiasm for better living standards in today's modern world. An ever-increasing body of talented architects and designers, includinig the many practioners showcased within this book are striving to make prefab the next revolution in residential architecture. The projects are presented in alphabetical order of the respective architects and designers. An index with contact information is enclosed.
It is true, that our society is evolving at an increasingly rapid pace. Our way of life is changing along with our needs. In recent years the climate has been changing in a way that is perceptible for the first time in human existence. Therefore new building materials, groundbreaking techniques or a simple return to traditional forms of construction, together with carefully studied systems for saving energy and making the most of the resources afforded by nature, are conforming contemporary architecture. Passive energy-saving systems, sustainable materials and the concept of designs made to last decades are reactions to the growing awareness about the environment from the local to the global viewpoint.