Gallery: PREFAB FRIDAY: BURST*008 at MOMA

 
Burst*008 Interior

Imagine if your house came delivered to you in over a 1,000 precisely-cut jigsaw-like pieces. This is the idea that New York-based, Jeremey Edmiston of System Architects and Douglas Gauthier of Gauthier Architect had for NYC Museum of Modern Art’s Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling exhibition, when they created BURST*008. Combining architecture and technology, the home was computer-designed and its pieces milled to the exact dimensions to fit together like a 3-D puzzle. The pieces were then flat-packed onto a truck and shipped to MoMA’s West Lot, where it was assembled on site, held together by an insulated skin.

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  1. katecontinued October 5, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Have they ever met a contractor? There are legions who would take a power tool and ‘fix’ those precious pieces to fit them together. This is all kinds of FAIL written all over it.

  2. ansonm October 3, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    saw the house and explored it, not my favorite. completely uninsulated and uncomfortable design. good idea but bad delivery, no pun intended.

  3. sturnbull October 3, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Wow, that is truly amazing! I would love to have a house with such a unique design as this one.

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