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Prefab Modern Paperback – February 7, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
For example, I am really interested in the cool Bombala Farmhouse on page 102, and two other houses designed by Collins & Turner. However, the text in the book did not tell me a lot about these designes. You can find more information on the architects' website.
Another example: On page 122-123, the author described the House in the Woods designed by Resolution:4 Architecture. In fact, this very house is the winner of Dwell magazine's 1st Dwell Home Design Competition. You can find more detailed and thoughtful reports about this prefab design in two issues of the Dwell magazine (Oct/Nov 2004, and Dec 2004).
That being said, the book also has several strengths. It does provide a lot of information considering the number of prefab houses and the future designs or concept houses featured in the book. The section of "constructing prefab" is informative, too. Overall, it is an okay book (maybe 3.5 star is a more appropriate rating). But, if you are a serious reader about prefab architecture, this is not a valuable book to purchase and collect for you library.
The book does include (small) design plans and many photos for most of the houses. However, the fact that very few of those homes are available for me to purchase makes the book almost useless.
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Pretty pictures - but since it was published in 2004, most of the suppliers in the book are no longer in business.Published 23 days ago by JAMES M.
It is what it is and I like what it is. That is my review.Published 11 months ago by Warehouse Willy
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Nice interesting book, perfect to have on your libary. Although, it has some old projects, still is nice to read. Photografy and grafics are ok.Published on August 14, 2012 by Al
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Very good book with some NEW ideas..one of the better ones which remains pleasant & accessible to non-professionals.Published on February 2, 2009 by V. L. Stewart Carton
as a new-to-prefab lay researcher, i loved this book. a friend passed it on to me after we were all chatting about building our "dream houses. Read morePublished on March 13, 2007 by Violet