Prefab at the Moma
Five architectural teams will present their concept of a full scale prefab dwelling at the Museum of Modern Art’s show titled, “Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling” on July 15th. One of the five teams, chosen from nearly 400 applicants, will be Jeremy Edmiston and Douglas Gauthier ’s Burst*008 house. Designed to be assembled on site from laser-cut pieces, the Burst *008 house is a computer-designed remake of the typical prefabricated box. Working from a computer formula that automates the specific pieces needed to create the house desired, the project is based on a system that can be adapted to a changing set of criteria. The 2003 prototype of the Burst *0003 project was built on Australia’s Northeast coast, and won the Royal Australian Institute of Architects 2006 Wilkinson award. As we know, prefab building minimizes waste and is a eco-conscious way to build in today’s environment.