Prefab is taking center stage this summer at The Museum of Modern Art in NYC with the Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling exhibit opening on July 20th. As part of the exhibit, five renowned architects will bring a mix of existing and prototype prefabricated designs to full form on a exterior lot adjacent to the museum. The exhibit has been in construction for several months and the full scale prefabs are almost ready to deliver on what is one of the most talked about prefab events of all time.
Inside the MOMA, visitors can view documents, full-scale parts of houses, and films on the evolution of prefab. This part of the exhibit will focus on architectural pioneers like Frank Lloyd Wright, Jean Prouvé, Richard Rogers, Kisho Kurokawa and Konrad Wachsmann, as well as projects from Lustron and Sears Roebuck, and the German Kupferhaus.
Outside, the exhibit will feature designs from Kieran Timberlake of Philadelphia and Make it Right, Lawrence Sass of Cambridge, Mass., Douglas Gauthier and Jeremy Edmiston of Manhattan, Oskar Leo Kaufman & Albert Rüf of Austria and Richard Horden of Horden Cherry Lee in London.
In total, the exhibit will feature 63 prefabricated houses: the five full-scale projects outside and 58 projects in the sixth-floor International Council of The Museum of Modern Art Gallery. Home Delivery will be “the most thorough examination to date of both the historic and contemporary significance of factory-produced architecture.”
The architects have been blogging throughout the process of fabricating, delivering and assembling the houses on momahomedelivery.org, relaying a vital stage of the exhibit’s theme in photos, journals and videos. Be sure to check it out, and get down to the MOMA to take in this fantastic prefab extravaganza!