Monday, March 9, 2009

The Mod.FabTM, although designed by Taliesin, the desert based studio started by Frank Lloyd Wright, the prefabricated units don't bear the typical warmth of material choice associated with the master architect. The added use of color and minimal interiors reflect a more Bauhaus aesthetic.

Nonetheless the 600 sq ft prototype, built at Taliesin West is another intelligent and welcome addition to the host of modern prefabricated structures now available. The prefab structure when built is meant to be "unplugged," relying on low-consumption fixtures, rainwater harvesting, greywater re-use, natural ventilation, solar orientation, and photovoltaics.

The Taliesin class that designed and build The Mod.FabTM was co-taught by Jennifer Siegal or the highly regarded Office of Mobile Design in Los Angeles.

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