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Postby scowsa » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:32 pm

A topic that has occasionally popped in in LoL as some folks don't live in areas where they can find MCM-styles or even "modern" and therefore consider building one.

The latest Dwell has the most comprehensive review I have ever seen, covering 22 companies. They even provide cost comparisons of a sort and "no," they have not gotten cheaper.

The reality is that while they may be prefabs they are still custom homes and therefore most ending up costing as much as a custom build, dependent on the labor costs in the area.

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Postby Mod' i-fy » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:16 am

Yup and until they can get those prices down to smog levels :P they will contiue to be exactly what they are, 'niche projects' that only architects talk about in passing coversations.
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Postby Joe » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:55 pm

much has been written on prefab over the last 10 years. nothing has changed much in the last 50 years, other than it's harder to find land and site one. there are a couple designs out there that are OK, but nothing revolutionary.

prefab is really "pre-design." you're paying for something already designed.

my 57 year-old prefab house is doing just fine :wink:

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Postby Mod' i-fy » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:29 am

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Postby egads » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:16 pm

I would consider the Mays to be pre-cut rather than prefab. Mine was not even made up of pre-made panels.

The Marmol Radziner ones are like high class manufactured housing. I visited the desert house and really liked it. But my May looks a lot better cluttered than a Miesian box would.

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Postby ModinTulsa » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:04 pm

Rocio Romero seems to have some fairly affordable prefab. She's based one state over from me in Missouri. Very cool concept.



disclaimer: I am not associated with her, don't know her, am not advertising.

Sorry, I haven't posted in a while!

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Postby Mod' i-fy » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:50 am

Totally don't like her designs, they all look like worked over trailers. I don't see any 'perspective' in her designs..
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