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Modern Prefab Architecture

We love Modern Prefab Architecture and love simplicity. Less is usually more and we prefer the approach we are seeing with modern architecture in Europe. Not too many distracting bells and whistles but clean modern lines. We are therefore "incredibly" impressed with this amazingly stylish modern prefab which reminds us of the minimal modern paintings of Piet Mondrian and the modern architecture by Gerrit Rietveld and De Stijl. Designed by the highly visionary new wave of graduate and undergraduate students of architecture at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. We hope these visionary students can soon set up their own firm. We are ready to sign up for a 3 bedroom house so let's get going! This modern prefab home is the best thing we have seen in years, and, it was build in the US which makes us especially proud (after years of drooling over German, Swiss and Austrian modern prefab homes that were never available to the US)!

The Taliesin Mod.FabTM is an example of simple, elegant, and sustainable Modern Prefab Architecture in the desert. The one-bedroom, 600-square-foot prototype residence relies on panelized construction to allow for speed and economy on site or in a factory. It can be connected to utilities or be "unplugged," relying on low-consumption fixtures, rainwater harvesting, greywater re-use, natural ventilation, solar orientation, and photovoltaics to reduce energy and water use. The structure is dimensioned and engineered to be transportable via roadway.

The Taliesin Mod.FabTM Modern Prefab Architecture was designed and built by graduate and undergraduate students at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture with the faculty guidance of Michael P. Johnson and Jennifer Siegal, project manager Christian Butler, recent M.Arch graduate, and assistant project manager Nick Mancusi, current BAS student.

Student participants in design and construction (alphabetical): Dakotah Apostolou, Ebbie Azimi, Thai Blackburn, Christian Butler, Jillian Brooks, Emil Crystal, Michael DesBarres, Daniel Dillow, Dave Frazee, Jeff Graham, Ryan Hewson, Erik Krautbauer, Nick Mancusi, Marietta Pagkalou, Lauren Rybinski, Andrea Tejada, Maya Ward-Karet, Hui Ee Wong, Todd Lehmenkuler, Russell Mahoney, Simon DeAguerro, Taryn Seymour.

The modern prefab structure can be visited on the student-led Taliesin West Desert Shelter Tour, Saturdays at 1:30 until April 25, 2009.

Please visit: http://www.taliesin.edu