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Inside prefab

Author: Deborah Schneiderman
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2012.
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As an inherently sustainable and affordable building method, prefabrication has enjoyed a revival in recent years, attracting clients and architects alike. Low construction costs, efficiency, and sustainability make prefabrication an attractive solution for contemporary interior designers. Off-site production for interior design elements has been the norm for centuries, from the first Asian paper screens to the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Schneiderman
ISBN: 9781568989877 1568989873
OCLC Number: 727357170
Description: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Stanley Abercrombie --
Introduction : A very brief history of prefabrication ; A brief history of prefabricated interior design --
Interior walls : Flatform ; Active Phytoremediation Wall System ; Blobwall ; S3 Sustainable Slotted System --
Kitchens : Closet #1, Parson's kitchen ; Oma's Rache ; Flow2 ; Ekokook --
Bathrooms : Cirrus MVR ; The Flo ; Kullman Bathroom PODS ; Co-Pod --
Furniture : After Words ; 90° furniture ; Kenchikukagu ; Playground for Leif --
Office : Clipper CS-1 ; Office POD ; Dilbert's Ultimate Cubicle ; OfficePOD --
Prefabricated house interiors : Furniture house ; A-Z cellular compartment units ; Composite house ; Cell brick house --
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As an inherently sustainable and affordable building method, prefabrication has enjoyed a revival in recent years, attracting clients and architects alike. Low construction costs, efficiency, and sustainability make prefabrication an attractive solution for contemporary interior designers. Off-site production for interior design elements has been the norm for centuries, from the first Asian paper screens to the packaged kitchens of the mid-twentieth century, but it has rarely been the topic of serious discussion. In Inside Prefab, author Deborah Schneiderman offers a fascinating history of prefabricated interior design, followed by twenty-four contemporary case studies. The richly illustrated examples in this book range from interior walls, kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, and offices to complete prefabricated house interiors. This first book-length discussion and showcase of the prefabricated interior environment includes projects by established architects such as Shigeru Ban, Atelier Tekuto, and Greg Lynn, as well as up-and-coming firms.

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