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Cellophane House [Kindle Edition]

James Timberlake , Stephen Kieran , KieranTimberlake

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Book Description

CELLOPHANE HOUSE™ chronicles the conception, assembly, display and disassembly of a five-story, off-site fabricated dwelling made of transparent, recyclable materials. The house was commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for the exhibition Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling in 2008.

Designed by Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake and their architecture firm KieranTimberlake, Cellophane House™ takes a radically different approach to off-site fabrication, reinventing the way buildings are assembled, what they are made of, and the experience of living in them. It demonstrates an end-of-life strategy that, enabled by an innovative structural frame and variety of connectors, makes disassembly and waste-diversion inherent in the building’s construction.

The book contains a detailed discussion of the house and 105 color photographs and illustrations.

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This book chronicles the design and execution of a five-story, off-site fabricated home assembled on-site in just sixteen days as part of The Museum of Modern Art exhibition, Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling.

About the Author

James Timberlake and Stephen Kieran are partners at KieranTimberlake, a prominent American architecture firm noted for its integration of research and practice. They currently teach at the University of Pennsylvania and are co-authors of five books on architecture.

Sandy Isenstadt teaches the history of modern architecture at the University of Delaware. His writings range from essays on postwar reformulations of modernism to contemporary architecture reviews and reflections on material culture.

Billie Faircloth is the Research Director at KieranTimberlake. She leads a trans-disciplinary research team which conspires to advance building design practices through material, system, process, and environment driven questions.

Product Details

  • File Size: 9856 KB
  • Print Length: 156 pages
  • Publisher: KieranTimberlake (January 5, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004IARU4W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #791,976 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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