Here’s an example of the IKEA trend of mass-customization taken to its logical conclusion. With the Flatpak house, you pre-fab architecture fans no longer need to be bound by the constraints of a one-size fits all approach (or the dimensions of a flatbed truck). Architect Charles Lazor, of Blu Dot fame, has designed a system of modernist house components that can be custom ordered to anyone’s specifications, and then packed flat for shipping.
The components are made of glass, wood, concrete and cement fiberboard panels and can be assembled into almost any design one wishes. The different components come in different colors and finishes, adding even more variety to your options. Still, all the examples shown on the Flatpak website look a little like the Eames House – but that isn’t really a bad thing.