Organized by the Walker Art Center, the exhibition features eight modern modular house projects that have recently been realized. The designs address a range of approaches to prefabrication, including off-site construction, customized sections that are assembled on-site, and kits with plans and parts from which a house can be constructed. Including a wide variety of materials and processes such as the sculptural metallic Turbulence House (2005 ) by Steven Holl and Black Barn (2005), a modern adaptation of a Viking longhouse designed by Pinc House of Sweden seen below:
Many of the exhibition¹s projects also address topical issues, as evinced by Michelle Kaufmann¹s Breezehouse (2005), which takes a particularly ecological orientation with its extensive use of small gardens, energy-efficient appliances and mechanical systems, and renewable and non-toxic materials.
Above: Michelle Kaufman's Breeze House
Each project is represented by at least one scale model, multiple photographic panels, drawings and renderings, as well as material samples. Five of the projects are accompanied by videos.
Below: Dwell house Resolution: 4 Architecture
MOCA's presentation will be organized by Curatorial Associate Rebecca Morse.