SMAC visits the latest show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York called Home Delivery. The exhibit addresses one of the hot topics in architecture since 1833 – prefabricated housing.

The idea of making houses in factories speaks to such central issues as sustainability, low cost and speed of production and provides fertile ground for architectural experimentation, utopian thinking and futuristic designs. Barry Bergdoll, MoMA’s chief curator of Architecture & Design, gives SMAC a tour of the five houses erected for the show. These range from a second home on a beach to a digitally fabricated design that would replace the lost homes in New Orleans.

During the tour we spoke with the architects Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake of the Cellophane House, Jeremy Edmiston and Douglas Gauthier of Burst* 008, and Oskar Leo Kaufmann of System3 about the specifics of their design.

The show Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling runs at the MoMA until Otober 26th, 2008.

About this Video

We filmed this interview using the Panasonic AG-HSC1 high definition camera.

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