26 March 2008

home delivery @ moma

Just got word that MoMA has launched their website for this summer's exhibition on prefabrication titled Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling. Looks like it will be an online journal recording the progress of the five mega-prototypes that will be constructed in the empty lot next to the museum in time for the exhibition opening. As reported by RoPog in the Times back in January, MoMA has commissioned these projects to accompany the exhibition upstairs as a way to showcase contemporary approaches to prefab. It's Barry Bergdoll's debut as his new position as chief curator of architecture & design... so expectations are high.

List of the outdoor prototypes:

  • "Cellophane House" by prefab vets Kieran Timberlake
  • BURST*008 by Douglas Gauthier and Jeremy Edmiston, the duo formerly known as System Architects
  • System3 by Austrians Oskar Leo Kaufmann and Albert Rüf
  • Housing for New Orleans by MIT's Lawrence Sass
  • Micro-Compact Home by Richard Horden of Horden Cherry Lee in London
There's also word that the museum has commissioned a few smaller-scale prototypes to be located within the main exhibition inside the museum...

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